# RANDOMIZED COMPLETE BLOCK DESIGN

Group 1 Jessica Mae T Cuadro Paula Beatrice M Joya Dannah Joyce Piol Arianne Joy de Mesa

The blocks of experimental units should be as uniform as possible. Takes advantage of grouping similar experimental units into blocks or replicates. The purpose of grouping experimental units is to have the units in a block as uniform as possible so that the observed differences between treatments will be largely due to “true” differences between treatments .DESCRIPTION OF THE DESIGN     Probably the most used and useful of the experimental designs.

.PURPOSE OF RCBD  RCBD is done so that the units in the block are as uniform as possible so that the observed differences in the treatments will be due to generally “true” differences in all treatments.

8. Provides more accurate results than the completely randomized design due to grouping. 5. Can have any number of treatments and blocks. valid comparisons can still be made. If experimental error is heterogeneous. Whole treatments or entire replicates may be deleted from the analysis. 3. Missing plots are easily estimated. Allows calculation of unbiased error for specific treatments. 4. Relatively easy statistical analysis even with missing data. 2. Generally more precise than the CRD. Some treatments may be replicated more times than others.ADVANTAGES OF THE RCBD 1. 9. Complete flexibility. 6. No restriction on the number of treatments or replicates. 10. 7. .

a large error term may result (this may be due to too many treatments). 6. Error df is smaller than that for the CRD (problem with a small number of treatments). If there are missing data. a RCBD experiment may be less efficient than a CRD 4.DISADVANTAGES OF THE RCBD 1. 5. If there is a large variation between experimental units within a block. 3. Interactions between block and treatment effects increase error . Not suitable when complete block contains considerable variability. Not suitable for large numbers of treatments because blocks become too large. 2.

WHEN TO USE RCBD When there is only a small number of treatments  When there is a need to control the variance in an experiment  .