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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2012, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (6): 615-618.doi: 10.3736/jcim20120603

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How to choose an appropriate experimental design type (Part 1)

Hu Liang-ping(),Bao Xiao-lei   

  1. Consulting Center of Biomedical Statistics, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing 100850, China
  • Received:2012-04-22 Accepted:2012-04-25 Online:2012-06-20 Published:2018-06-15
  • Contact: Liang-ping Hu

How to choose an appropriate experimental design type to arrange research factors and their levels is an important issue in experimental research. Choosing an appropriate design type is directly related to the accuracy and reliability of the research result. When confronting a practical issue, how can researchers choose the most appropriate design type to arrange the experiment based on research objective and specified situation? This article mainly introduces the related contents of the single-group design and the paired design through practical examples.

Key words: statistics, medical, research design, matched-pair analysis, factor analysis, statistical

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