Design keys for factorial experiments

H. D. Patterson, Rosemary Anne Bailey

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This paper describes the use of design keys in (a) identifying treatment effects with particular plot contrasts in factorial experiments and (b) constructing the designs. The method covers a wide variety of block structures. It is available for both symmetrical and asymmetrical designs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-343
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1978


  • alias
  • asymmetrical factorial design
  • block structure
  • confounding
  • design construction
  • fractional replicate
  • symmetrical factorial design
  • treatment effect


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