Split-plot experiments are appropriate when some factors are more difficult and/or expensive to change than others. They require two levels of randomization resulting in a non-independent error structure. The design of such experiments has garnered much recent attention, including work on exact D-optimal split-plot designs. However, many of these procedures rely on the a priori assumption that the form of the regression function is known. We relax this assumption by allowing a set of model forms to be specified, and use a scaled product criterion along with an exchange algorithm to produce designs that account for all models in the set. We include also a generalization which allows weights to be assigned to each model, though they appear to have only a slight effect. We present two examples from the literature, and compare the scaled product designs with designs optimal for a single model. We also discuss a maximin alternative.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Computational Mathematics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics