The recent article by Jones (1984) discussing use of multiple-comparison procedures in journals of the Entomological Society of America seemed to place undue emphasis on significance testing at the expense of estimation. I demonstrate why multiple-comparison procedures are inappropriate for factorial experiments or treatments forming a progressive series. I suggest that these procedures are not helpful even for totally unstructured data. Some guidelines for statistical analysis are proposed and alternative approaches examined.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1986
More about this publication?
Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.