Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 418–422 | Cite as

On the A Criterion of Experimental Design

  • J. P. MorganEmail author
  • J. W. Stallings


Consider a linear model with targeted parameters τ. We derive a necessary and sufficient condition on the matrix M for the average variance of functions \(\widehat {{M_\tau}}\) to be proportional to the A value for comparing designs. This establishes the full range of interpretations of the A criterion.


Average variance criterion Design efficiency Design optimality criteria Experimental design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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