split-plot design

split-plot design

[′split ‚plät di‚zīn]
(statistics)
An experimental design that enables an additional factor or treatment to be included at more than one level; each plot is split into two or more parts.
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Keep the power loss on HTC factor(s) in mind before settling for a split-plot design.
We monitored field yield of several crops in a split-plot design where half the beds were planted with a clover living mulch.
The study had a split-plot design with four replications, and the trial was conducted under field conditions from 2010 to 2013.
Treatments were laid out in split-plot design with three replications across two years and locations.
In some cases, low sample sizes (either 8 or 4 sites within a terrain type) prevented explicit consideration of treatment interactions within the split-plot design, and we focused our assessment on the main effects only.
These will be considered under the following headings: (a) one-way ANOVA, 'random effects' model, (b) two-way ANOVA in randomised blocks, (c) three-way ANOVA, (d) factorial ANOVA, (e) factorial ANOVA, split-plot design, and (f) factorial ANOVA, repeated measures design.
The sunlight hours factor was arranged in a RCB design with two replicates (years), and the growth factor and mowing height factors were applied within the sunlight treatments, resulting in the split-plot design.