J. A. John

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These studies evaluated the effects of inhaled vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) on mouse, rat and rabbit embryonal and fetal development. Groups of pregnant CF-1 mice, Sprague-Dawley rats and New Zealand white rabbits were exposed to 500 ppm VCM for 7 hr daily during the period of major organogenesis. Subsequently, other groups of mice were similarly exposed to(More)
A cross-over experiment involves the application of sequences of treatments to several subjects over a number of time periods. It is thought that the observation made on each subject at the end of a time period may depend on the direct effect of the treatment applied in the current period, and the carry-over effects of the treatments applied in one or more(More)
A combined dominant lethal-fertility study was conducted in which male and female Sprague-Dawley (CD) rats were exposed to 0, 30, 100 or 300 ppm of ethylene glycol monomethyl ether (EGME) vapor for 6 hr/day, 5 days/week for 13 weeks and then mated to untreated counterparts. Among males, fertility was completely suppressed after exposure to 300 ppm. A(More)
Resolvable row-column designs are widely used in field trials to control variation and improve the precision of treatment comparisons. Further gains can often be made by using a spatial model or a combination of spatial and incomplete blocking components. Martin, Eccleston, and Gleeson presented some general principles for the construction of robust spatial(More)
Most managers do not instinctively think statistically, mainly because they are not convinced that statistical thinking adds any value to management and decision-making. Traditional business statistics courses tend to reinforce this view by concentrating on mathematical detail and computation. Without the ability to think statistically, and to understand(More)
The aim of a business statistics course should be to help students think statistically and to interpret and understand data, rather than to focus on mathematical detail and computation. To achieve this students must be thoroughly involved in the learning process, and encouraged to discover for themselves the meaning, importance and relevance of statistical(More)
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