A study of two types of split-plot designs

Pi Wen Tsai*

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This paper discusses two types of split-plot designs, split-plot designs with few whole-plot factors and blocked split-plot designs. We provide a list of efficient designs and compare them with the designs available in the literature with respect to a surrogate for the information capacity criterion derived in Cheng and Tsai (2011). In many cases, either better designs are found or additional designs are identified as possible alternatives. In the remaining cases, the optimality of the designs tabulated in design literature is confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-53
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Quality Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan


  • Blocked split-plot designs
  • Information capacity
  • Nesting
  • Split-plot designs
  • Splitting words

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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