The Analysis of Variance report partitions the total variation of a sample into two components. The ratio of the two mean squares forms the F ratio. If the probability associated with the F ratio is small, then the model is a better fit statistically than the overall response mean.
Note: If you specified a Block column, then the Analysis of Variance report includes the Block variable.
The degrees of freedom for C. Total are N - 1, where N is the total number of observations used in the analysis.
The Error degrees of freedom is the difference between the C. Total degrees of freedom and the Model degrees of freedom (in other words, N - k).
The total (C. Total) sum of squares of each response from the overall response mean. The C. Total sum of squares is the base model used for comparison with all other models.
The Model mean square estimates the variance of the error, but only under the hypothesis that the group means are equal.
The Error mean square estimates the variance of the error term independently of the model mean square and is unconditioned by any model hypothesis.
Probability of obtaining (by chance alone) an F value greater than the one calculated if, in reality, there is no difference in the population group means. Observed significance probabilities of 0.05 or less are often considered evidence that there are differences in the group means.

Help created on 9/19/2017