### 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 language | English |
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Pages | 38-39 |

Number of pages | 2 |

Volume | 2008 |

Specialist publication | Microbiologist |

Publication status | Published - Mar 2008 |

### Keywords

- split-plot design
- randomized design

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## Cite this

Hilton, A., & Armstrong, R. A. (2008). Statnote 12: the split-plot analysis of variance.

*Microbiologist*,*2008*, 38-39.