1. The Basics

  1. Gerald van Belle and
  2. Kathleen F. Kerr

Published Online: 15 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118279724.ch1

Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences

Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences

How to Cite

van Belle, G. and Kerr, K. F. (2012) The Basics, in Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118279724.ch1

Author Information

  1. School of Public Health, The University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470127278

Online ISBN: 9781118279724

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Keywords:

  • the basics, causation in statistics, and efficient, not final causes;
  • experiments, comparative, intrinsic, bioequivalence, and natural;
  • efficient causes, measurable in the social sciences;
  • Fisher's control of variation, balanced allocation and equidistribution;
  • principles of design and analysis, elements for a test of significance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Four Basic Questions

  • Variation

  • Principles of Design and Analysis

  • Experiments and Observational Studies

  • Illustrative Applications of Principles

  • Experiments in the Health Sciences

  • Adaptive Allocation

  • Sample Size Calculations

  • Statistical Models for the Data

  • Analysis and Presentation

  • Notes

  • Summary

  • Problems