Why study the theory of experiment design? Although it can be useful to know about special designs for specific purposes, experience suggests that a particular design can rarely be used directly. It needs adaptation to accommodate the circumstances of the experiment. Successful designs depend upon adapting general theoretical principles to the spec

chapter 1|18 pages

Some general concepts

chapter 2|22 pages

Avoidance of bias

chapter 3|24 pages

Control of haphazard variation

chapter 4|34 pages

Specialized blocking techniques

chapter 5|28 pages

Factorial designs: basic ideas

chapter 6|42 pages

Factorial designs: further topics

chapter 7|24 pages

Optimal design

chapter 8|32 pages

Some additional topics