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In this paper we apply the genetic algorithm developed by Kao et al. (2009) to find designs which are robust against misspecification of the error autocorrelation. Two common optimality criteria, the A-optimality criterion and the D-optimality criterion, based upon a general linear model are employed to obtain locally optimal designs for a given value of(More)
Many large scale longitudinal cohort studies have been carried out or are ongoing in different fields of science. Such studies need a careful planning to obtain the desired quality of results with the available resources. In the past, a number of researches have been performed on optimal designs for longitudinal studies. However, there was no computer(More)
The design of a multi-subject fMRI experiment needs specification of the number of subjects and scanning time per subject. For example, for a blocked design with conditions A or B, fixed block length and block order ABN, where N denotes a null block, the optimal number of cycles of ABN and the optimal number of subjects have to be determined. This paper(More)
Comparative studies between the one- and two-color microarrays provide supportive evidence for similarities of results on differential gene expression. So far, no design comparisons between the two platforms have been undertaken. With the objective of comparing optimal designs of one- and two-color microarrays in their statistical efficiencies, techniques(More)
ODMixed is a computer program to obtain optimal designs for linear mixed models of longitudinal studies. These designs account for heterogeneous correlated errors and for data with dropout. Designs are compared by using relative efficiencies, e.g., between a D-optimal design for homogeneous data and another for heterogeneous data or between a D-optimal(More)
We apply a maximin criterion to examine the relative-efficiency (RE) of several Dq-optimal designs for a family of linear-mixed models. Incorrect specifications of the polynomial degree, size of the autocorrelation parameter, number of random parameters, and the correlation between random intercept and random slope are investigated. We found that the(More)