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CARGNELUTTI FILHO, Alberto et al. Sample size for estimating the average length, diameter and weight of seeds of jack bean and velvet bean. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2012, vol.42, n.9, pp. 1541-1544. Epub 19-Jul-2012. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782012005000057.
The objective of this research was to determine the sample size (number of seeds) to estimate the average of length, major and minor diameters and weight of seeds of jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis) and velvet bean (Stizolobium cinereum). In 300 seeds of jack bean and 300 seeds of velvet bean it was measured following characters: length, major and minor diameters and weight. It was calculated measures of central tendency and variability. After the hypothesis of equality between the means and homogeneity of variances, were tested. It was determined the sample size using resampling with replacement of 10,000 samples. For estimating the average of length, major and minor diameters and weight, with amplitude of confidence interval of 95%, equal 10% of average estimate, 117 and 66 seeds are sufficient, respectively, for jack bean and velvet bean.
Palavras-chave : Canavalia ensiformis; Stizolobium cinereum; experimental design; resampling.