The Analysis of Variance. The Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Fisher’s technique for partitioning the sum of squares More generally, ANOVA refers to a class of sampling or experimental designs with a continuous response variable and categorical predictor(s). Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962).
Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962)
P-value= tail probability from an F-distribution with (a-1) and a(n-1) degrees of freedom
WARNING: The default settings used by many software packages will not generate the correct F-ratios for many common experimental designs.