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Table 1 Statistical analysis of the knowledge richness index (KRI) and knowledge sharing index (KSI) intracultural for the three categories of use in a rural community of northeastern Brazil

From: A new technique for testing distribution of knowledge and to estimate sampling sufficiency in ethnobiology studies

  KRI KSI
Categories
of use
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Number of
people
Number of residences
Fuel 0.8285 ± 1.611 a* 0.6198 ± 0.377 a 71 31
Food 0.8511 ± 1.39 a** 0.5769 ± 0.421 a 77 32
Medicinal 0.2848 ± 0.55 b 0.6644 ± 0.370 a 85 36
  1. * H = 32.8168; p < 0.0001; ** H = 28.5688; p < 0.0001
  2. Values followed by the same letters in the same column do not show significant differences