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Optimal block designs for small experiments on networks

  title={Optimal block designs for small experiments on networks},
  author={Vasiliki Koutra and Steven G. Gilmour and Ben M. Parker},
  journal={arXiv: Methodology},
We propose a method for constructing optimal block designs for experiments on networks. The response model for a given network interference structure extends the linear network effects model of Parker et al. (2016) to incorporate blocks. The optimality criteria are chosen to reflect the experimental objectives and an exchange algorithm is used to search across the design space for obtaining an efficient design when an exhaustive search is not possible. Our interest lies in estimating the direct… 


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