An Introduction to Optimal Designs for Social and Biomedical Research

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The increasing cost of research means that scientists are in moreurgent need of optimal design theory to increase the efficiency ofparameter estimators and the statistical power of their tests.

The objectives of a good design are to provide interpretable andaccurate inference at minimal costs. Optimal design theory can helpto identify a design with maximum power and maximum information fora statistical model and, at the same time, enable researchers tocheck on the model assumptions.

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  • Introduces optimal experimental design in an accessibleformat.
  • Provides guidelines for practitioners to increase theefficiency of their designs, and demonstrates how optimal designscan reduce a study’s costs.
  • Discusses the merits of optimal designs and compares them withcommonly used designs.
  • Takes the reader from simple linear regression models toadvanced designs for multiple linear regression and nonlinearmodels in a systematic manner.
  • Illustrates design techniques with practical examples fromsocial and biomedical research to enhance the reader’sunderstanding.

Researchers and students studying social, behavioural andbiomedical sciences will find this book useful for understandingdesign issues and in putting optimal design ideas topractice. 

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Martijn Berger, Department of Methodology and Statistics, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Professor Berger has been teaching and conducting research in this area for over 20 years. He has an extensive collection of publications to his name, including articles in a wide range of journals, a contributed chapter in Wiley's recent Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioural Science, and the 2005 book Applied Optimal Designs, co-authored with Weng Kee Wong.

Weng Kee Wong, Department of Biostatistics, University of California - Los Angeles, USA
One of the leading experts in the US working in this field, Professor Wong is currently conducting grant-funded research into making optimal design methods more accessible for practitioners. As well as co-authoring Applied Optimal Designs, he has published over a hundred refereed articles, in numerous journals. He has held the position of Associate Editor for many such journals, including a current, second 3-year term for Biometrics.

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