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Fractional factorial split-plot designs with minimum aberration and maximum estimation capacity. (English) Zbl 1002.62063
Summary: Considering general prime or prime powered factorials, we give a finite projective geometric formulation for regular fractional factorial split-plot designs. This provides a unified framework for such designs and facilitates their systematic study under the criteria of minimum aberration and minimum secondary aberration; the latter criterion is considered to achieve finer discrimination.
We investigate the role of complementary subsets in this context and observe that, unlike in classical fractional factorials, two such complementary subsets have to be handled simultaneously. Criteria based on estimation capacity are also studied to provide further statistical justification for our results. Finally, applications of the results to specific cases are summarized as tables.

62K15 Factorial statistical designs
05B25 Combinatorial aspects of finite geometries