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Bayesian-inspired minimum contamination designs under a double-pair conditional effect model

Ming-Chung Chang

Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Pages | Received 01 Mar. 2023, Accepted 15 Aug. 2023, Published online: 30 Aug. 2023,
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In two-level fractional factorial designs, conditional main effects can provide insights by which to analyze factorial effects and facilitate the de-aliasing of fully aliased two-factor interactions. Conditional main effects are of particular interest in situations where some factors are nested within others. Most of the relevant literature has focussed on the development of data analysis tools that use conditional main effects, while the issue of optimal factorial design for a given linear model involving conditional main effects has been largely overlooked. Mukerjee, Wu and Chang [Statist. Sinica 27 (2017) 997–1016] established a framework by which to optimize designs under a conditional effect model. Although theoretically sound, their results were limited to a single pair of conditional and conditioning factors. In this paper, we extend the applicability of their framework to double pairs of conditional and conditioning factors by providing the corresponding parameterization and effect hierarchy. We propose a minimum contamination-based criterion by which to evaluate designs and develop a complementary set theory to facilitate the search of minimum contamination designs. The catalogues of 16- and 32-run minimum contamination designs are provided. For five to twelve factors, we show that all 16-run minimum contamination designs under the conditional effect model are also minimum aberration according to Fries and Hunter [Technometrics 22 (1980) 601–608].


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To cite this article: Ming-Chung Chang (30 Aug 2023): Bayesian-inspired minimum contamination designs under a double-pair conditional effect model, Statistical Theory and Related Fields, DOI: 10.1080/24754269.2023.2250237

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