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Uniform designs limit aliasing. (English) Zbl 1036.62060
Summary: When fittting a linear regression model to data, aliasing can adversely affect the estimates of the model coefficients and the decision of whether or not a term is significant. Optimal experimental designs give efficient estimators assuming that the true form of the model is known, while robust experimental designs guard against inaccurate estimates caused by model misspecification. Although it is rare for a single design to be both maximally efficient and robust, it is shown here that uniform designs limit the effects of aliasing to yield reasonable efficiency and robustness together. Aberration and resolution measure how well fractional factorial designs guard against the effects of aliasing. Here it is shown that the definitions of aberration and resolution may be generalised to other types of design using the discrepancy.

62K15 Factorial statistical designs
62K05 Optimal statistical designs
62J05 Linear regression; mixed models
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