# Questions tagged [split-plot]

An experimental design used in situations where one factor can be changed more easily than another one. It's also called "mixed design" because it involves between-subject (hard to change) and within-subject (aka repeated measures; easy to change) factors.

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### How to choose between nested or split-plot analysis of variance?

I am having serious problems understanding the type of design I have, I would appreciate any help you can give me to understand it: I have 324 data points, and four factors: ...
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### Mixed model random-effect structure for repeated measures, split plot design in R (nlme or lme4)

I am seeking advice on structuring the random-effects component of a mixed model in R. The data that I am modeling come from an ecological experiment with a repeatedly-measured split-plot design. At ...
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### Repeated measures on split plot design with blocking

This is the first time I'm posting a question here. I have regularly been using the questions and answers here as example solutions for my problems, and searching has always helped me figure things ...
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### Split Plot Design? lmer analysis

I need advice regarding the analysis of a project that I am working at the moment. Here the picture of the experiment: We have an RCBD with four blocks. Within each block there are 5 plots. Each plot ...
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I have the data from a split-plot design where A is my whole plot fixed factor with two levels and B is my subplot fixed factor with 2 levels and C is my random block factor. How do I analyse these ...
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### Split-split-split plot cross-over design... is this even possible?

I'm doing statistical analysis on a psychology study I ran a short while ago, and I'm starting to think that I've designed myself into a corner. In the study, we measured participants' pointing ...
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### How do I decide which experimental design to use in order to properly analyse the collected data?

I'm struggling to understand which experimental design I should use. I used factorial design in most of my experiment but i recently read a document where it mention that the precision of some main ...
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### Generate Grouped Data with Exact Correlations, Means, and SD

I want to generate data with the following constraints. There is one factor and two numeric variables. Note that the desired mean structure is broken down by factor, which is what makes this a ...
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### Mixed model for three factors (split split plot design) with proportions as response

I am struggling with the analysis of a data set from an experiment done as follows: I have 5 blocks (that work as replicates) and each one of them was divided into two part (so split block), to each ...
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### Repeated measures anova and split plot design analysis

It is mentioned that repeated measure anova may be very similar to split-plot design: Is a "split plot" ANOVA with two factors the same as two-way ANOVA with repeated measures in one factor?...
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### Split plot design with repeated measures in package (nlme) - model errors

Forgive me if this answer is already somewhere on this site, but after extensive searching I have found nothing to help me. Here is a brief overview of the experiment: I have 18 tanks, each of which ...
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### Error bars calculation in a split-plot design

I have the following experimental design : Sampling is carried out on three random sites (Factor Site is coded : Site1, Site2, Site3). Within each site, sampling is carried out in a dry plot and in a ...
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### Power, split plot designs, and mixed models

My teammate and I are trying to determine the best way to allocated limited resources (shade cloth and fencing) in an experiment. We are considering 2 factors: light availability (2 levels) and water ...
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### No significance in the multivariate tests

Hope this question is not too stupid. I haven't taken the MANOVA course yet, but I need to figure out a problem right now. I am running a mix-model MANCOVA on SPSS. I have no significance in the ...
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### Bayesian Split-Plot Design with heterogenous Variances / Kruschke / JAGS / ANOVA

I try to analyze a split-plot design and try to get my head around the code. My problem is that we were only able to gather a convenience sample of patients grouped into 11 different disorders at 2 ...
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### How to code a two-way ANOVA with split-plot design using R?

I am analyzing a split-plot land-use experiment and I am stuck on the R code. We used four sites and on each site the following design: We conducted a full-factorial design with two factors (land-...
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### Type of ANOVA to use: Split-Plot, Nested … or others? Water quality project

I was wondering if I could get some help in determining the correct ANOVA analysis to run on a water quality project in am working on. My dataset have the following variables: Habitat Type (fixed) (...
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### Split plot with RBCD in R: Are inferences valid when output reports some effects are not estimable?

Data are from an agricultural experiment and are the proportion of turnips damaged by cabbage maggot in different insecticide treatments (note preliminary investigation suggested data were ...
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### Experimental Design with two treatment levels, random effects, and technical constraints

I'm trying to plan an experiment and the experimental design is giving me headaches because it's too complex to wrap my only-statistics-101-capable head around. Basically I want to subject plants of ...
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### appropriate error term for a randomized complete block design, possible split plot in time, with subsamples (in SAS PROC MIXED))

I am analyzing the results of an agricultural experiment, as follows: Plots are laid out in a randomized complete block design with 3 replications. They have been either conventionally or organically ...
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### How to describe a split-plot ordinal logistic regression

I am having difficulties reporting a split-plot ordinal logistic regression. I get the concept of ordinal logistic regression involving a categorical representation of a latent continuous variable, ...
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### DoE with correlated runs. Possible solutions?

I would like to create an optimal experimatal design (DoE) for a machine which will be used to produce 20 results in batch mode to find the most important factors which do have an impact on certain ...
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### Split Plot Analysis Interpretation

This is the R output I was given for a split plot analysis. I think I'm on the right track with my interpretation, but I want to make sure. Q1: What should you look at first? If the treatment*year ...
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### Existing very detailed derivation of sum of squares error for split-plot ANOVA?

Since a few years i'm trying to group all very detailed derivations of all (very common) existing ANOVA in a document. For some it's a real pain in the a** to do this work. Now i'm near an ...
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### What is the difference between a mixed-design (split-plot) ANOVA and a linear mixed-effects model?

My understanding is that in a mixed-design ANOVA, the between-subjects is the fixed effects factor and the within-subjects variable is the random effects factor. Not sure if that is any different from ...
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### Interpretation of R output for mixed ANOVA model

I had to do a mixed ANOVA. How can I interpret the results? Power (high power / low power) is the within factor. interaction (...
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### Is it possible to have covariates for different tasks within an split-plot analysis?

I am conducting an experiment which looks at between-within subjects. There are two groups (participants will either use an iphone and android in the experiment) and they both have 4 short tasks to ...
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### Split plot analysis

I am analyzing my experiment and I have encountered a doubt. It is a split plot design, agriculture experiment where main plot is received four different treatments (incl. control) and four subplots ...
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### How to combine in a (fractional) factorial design model the blocking effect with a treatment (package planor)

For my greenhouse experiment with potted trees, I am planing a fractional factorial design. The experiment has six factors (treatments) each with two factor-levels, and I want to use a model/package, ...
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### How to interpret the split plot anova result? Please explain to me about split plot anova

I'am analyzing an artcle , it said that split plot anova was conducted to asses the impact of two different interventions on student scores on achievement test, across two time period (pre ...
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### How to manage time dependent factors in design of experiment

I am designing an experiment in a semiconductor context. Briefly: the performance (i.e. etched material) of a tool (CMP - chemical mechanical polishing) used in the manufacturing of silicon wafers ...
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### Experimental Design: Split Plot with 2 whole plot factors and 1 subplot factor. Understanding Error Terms

I usually have a little bit better experimental design, but this experiment has already been planted and can't be changed. Instead of being a true split plot design, in which case I would use ssp....
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### Repeated measures assistance needed

Disclaimer - I am not particularly adept at stats and have a relatively complicated design. I apologize in advance for my ignorance. Looking forward to any help I can get! Here goes... I have 2 ...
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### lme / lmer - split-plot with Non orthogonal subdesign

I have an agricultural field experiment (testing a plant protection agent): Split plot design with: ...
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### Is this a split plot?

I have attempted to view the following experiment as a split plot design: 15 undergraduates serve as subjects for an experiment that compares two hypnosis methods. There are two phases to the ...
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### Building a mixed model for multi-location split plot over 2 years in SAS

For the last 3 weeks I have been reading books, papers and internet sources incl. cross validated but could not find something that would work in my case. I have data from a split-plot field trial. ...
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### How to determine the ANOVA table for split-plot with repeated measures experiment?

I have an experiment where observations are one of eight different treatment combinations and are then either one of two different heights. There are 4 blocks, with 8 plots for each block, and the two ...
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### It should be analyzed as Split-plot design or split-split plot design?

I have a field experiment with 4 blocks as shown in figure (1 block shown). I want to see the effects of Plant desity, spacing and irrigation. I am not sure how to analyze it. Should it be treated as ...
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### What is the correct data structure for a Split-Plot design?

I was reading about split-plot designs and found some references that say the blocks (i.e. main plots) are 'nested' within the main plot treatment factors (left), but other references that say the ...
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### Unbounded variance components for split-plot, RCBD, repeated over several years

I have a Randomized Complete Block design with 2 factors, replicated over 4 blocks and repeated over 4 years. Each block has 9 plots and each plot is divided into 2 subplots. The main-plot factor has ...
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### Planned contrasts in split-plot experiment

In a split-plot experiment, is it appropriate to use contrasts to compare mainplot-subplot combination treatments? And if so, how might I calculate the standard error of the contrast?
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I am trying to see whether I can use G*Power as a tool for estimating sample size for split-plot and split-split plot experiments. To be specific, consider the case of 2 blocks or plots. Each block ...
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### Is it possible to use path analysis on data from split plot experimental design?

Assuming that the two treatments of a 3x2 factorial design study are dependent on one another (to some degree), is it acceptable to use a split plot experimental design? Alternatively, is it possible ...
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### R Library for Ordinal Regression with Split-Plot (Cluster?, Repeated Measures?) Structure

I have a data set with the following structure. The response is ordinal. There is an experimental factor (with two treatment levels, each treatment level applied to a different sample of subjects). ...
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### Split-Split-Split Plot Design

I have an experiment which was set up as a split-split-split plot design and repeated the experiment a second year. 2yrs x 4 reps x 2 levels of Factor A X 5 Levels, of factor B X 2 Levels, of Factor C ...
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### R: vegan/permute: additional level of nesting for pseudoreplicates in a split plot

I am trying to investigate how to set up a permutation scheme for community data originating from a split plot experiment with pseudoreplicates at the lowest level. A theoretical design could be the ...
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### significance tests for mixed models?

I have a two-factor split-plot design experiment looking at biomass across a large region and in the presence or absence of fire. Biomass is measured in 5 different forests and each forest has two ...
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### How to study split-plot design

Is it possible to study a split-plot design with a mixed model? I've seen a related question so I guess it is doable in general. Is there any certain function or procedure I can use? Or can you give ...
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### Constrain a number of factors in Design of Experiments

I have multiple factors with multiple levels, for which I am trying design of experiments. Here is an example: ...