Split-plot designs: What, why, and how

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The past decade has seen rapid advances in the development of new methods for the design and analysis of split-plot experiments. Unfortunately, the value of these designs for industrial experimentation has not been fully appreciated. In this paper, we review recent developments and provide guidelines for the use of split-plot designs in industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-361
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Quality Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009


  • Block designs
  • Completely randomized designs
  • Factorial designs
  • Fractional factorial designs
  • Optimal designs
  • Random-effects model
  • Random-run-order designs
  • Response surface designs
  • Robust parameter designs


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