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Optimal Design

  1. D. J. Street

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a16046

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

How to Cite

Street, D. J. 2005. Optimal Design. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 6.

Author Information

  1. University of Technology at Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


This article provides an overview of the various types of optimality that are used and illustrates the form of optimal designs for particular situations.


  • linear regression;
  • contrasts;
  • D-optimal design;
  • G-optimal design;
  • A-optimal design;
  • universally optimal design;
  • block design;
  • information matrix;
  • efficiency;
  • logistic regression