Accession Number : AD0775093

Title :   On the Universal Optimality of Experimental Designs with Unequal Block Sizes and Unequal Replications,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Hedayat,A.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : It is shown that in a family of competing experimental designs with unequal block sizes and unequal replications, a design which is completely symmetric is universally optimal. To show this the author used some optimality techniques recently developed by Kiefer. Two methods for the construction of the optimal designs are pointed out. As an application of these results it is shown that a resistant BIB design is two stage optimal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Experimental design, Optimization

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE