Design of Comparative Experiments

Design of Comparative Experiments

Design of Comparative Experiments develops a coherent framework for thinking about factors that affect experiments and their relationships, including the use of Hasse diagrams. These diagrams are used to elucidate structure, calculate degrees of freedom and allocate treatment sub-spaces to appropriate strata. Good design considers units and treatments first, and then allocates treatments to units. Based on a one-term course the author has taught since 1989, the book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses. This book should be on the shelf of every practicing statistician who designs experiments.


"... a carefully planned, well-organized [manner]. Using very simple language, Bailey makes every effort to make this book enjoyable to read, and to bring appreciation to and a deep understanding of the concepts and issues in experimental designs."
D.V. Chopra, Wichita State University for Choice Magazine

'This is 'the beauty and joy of experimental design': a mathematically beautiful and eloquently written treatise by the master!' Geert Molenberghs, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium

'A definitive treatment. Rothamsted experimental design lucidly expounded from a modern viewpoint.' Terry Speed, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia

'This excellent book clearly presents elegant, general and simplifying theory, combining valuable practical advice with a large number of real examples. It treats the design of comparative experiments with a unique approach not seen in other books …A must-read for anyone designing experiments or wanting to learn about the design of experiments.' Ching-Shui Cheng, University of California, Berkeley