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10/14/201611Chapter 4 Randomized Blocks, Latin Squares, and Related DesignsSTAT 533324.1 The Randomized Complete Block Design•Nuisance factor: a design factor that probably has an effect on the response, but we are not interested in that factor.•If the nuisance variable is knownand controllable, we use blocking•If the nuisance factor is knownand uncontrollable, sometimes we can use the analysis of covariance(see Chapter 14) to remove the effect of the nuisance factor from the analysis
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