This volume introduces the reader to one of the most fundamental topics in social science statistics: experimental design. The authors clearly show how to select an experimental design based on the number of independent variables and the number of subjects. Other topics addressed include variability, hypothesis testing, how ANOVA can be extended to the multi-group situation, the logic of the t test and completely randomized designs.

Treatments By Blocks

The randomized block design, or the treatments by blocks design as it is increasingly referred to, is a modification of the completely randomized design that takes into a priori account the possible effect of a nuisance variable on the dependent variable. A nuisance variable is one in which there is no ...

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