• Sudhir Gupta
  • Rahul Mukerjee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 59)


Factorial designs were introduced and popularized by Fisher (1935). Among the early authors, Yates (1937) considered both symmetric and asymmetric factorial designs. Bose and Kishen (1940) and Bose (1947) developed a mathematical theory for symmetric prime-powered factorials while Nair and Rao (1941, 1942, 1948) introduced and explored balanced confounded designs for the asymmetric case. Since then, over the last four decades, there has been a rapid growth of research in factorial designs and a considerable interest is still continuing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudhir Gupta
    • 1
  • Rahul Mukerjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Statistics, Department of Mathematical SciencesNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA
  2. 2.Stat-Math Division, Indian Statistical InstituteCalcuttaIndia

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