Experimental Designs

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This chapter covers the fundamentals of experimental design as applied to wildlife studies. Milliken and Johnson (1984) defined experimental design as the combination of a design structure, treatment structure, and the method of randomization. We discuss most of the common design and treatment structures currently used in wildlife science from the relatively simple to the more complex. While we touch on sampling (randomization) plans because they are an integral part of experimental design, we delay detailed discussion of sampling until Chap. 4. Data analysis also is integral to study design but we leave this discussion to Chap. 5.


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