Statnote 12: the split-plot analysis of variance

Anthony Hilton, Richard A. Armstrong

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Abstract

In some experimental situations, the factors may not be equivalent to each other and replicates cannot be assigned at random to all treatment combinations. A common case, called a ‘split-plot design’, arises when one factor can be considered to be a major factor and the other a minor factor. Investigators need to be able to distinguish a split-plot design from a fully randomized design as it is a common mistake for researchers to analyse a split-plot design as if it were a fully randomised factorial experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages38-39
Number of pages2
Volume2008
Specialist publicationMicrobiologist
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • split-plot design
  • randomized design

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