Design & Factor Selection
Design Types & Categories
A regression line or surface will usually have an intercept or constant value, the Regression Mean, when all factors are reduced to their nominal zero or lowest level.
Analysts will sometimes force the mean to be equal to zero when there is some physical or mathematical justification for using a force-through-zero model, such as when doing a dispersion analysis on subgroup variance.
Mixture designs are typically constructed so that the mean is confounded with the factors, so that the mean is allowed to float (i.e. no mean is calculated).
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