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According to the author, this book was written with the aim of acquainting students interested in research with several basic experimental designs. Actually it is a compilation of a course of lectures which he had presented to postgraduate classes at the Institute of Psychiatry connected with the University of London. After a brief introduction to some of the basic concepts in statistics, the reader is plunged rapidly into illustrated discussions of a variety of applications of analysis of variance. Randomized blocks, Latin and Greco-Latin squares, factorials, cross-overs, and balanced incomplete blocks constitute Chapters 2 to 6, respectively. A very limited treatment of linear regression and correlation is included, apparently as an orientation to analysis of covariance, which it immediately precedes. In addition to these well-established methods, two rather new procedures, originated by D. R. Cox, which utilize analysis of variance are presented. The final chapter compares the efficiency of the
Heath HA. Experimental Design in Psychology and the Medical Sciences. AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1959;81(1):132–133. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1959.02340130152023
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