Losing the plot

28 10 2018

At our lab meeting on Thursday, we had our second attempt to understand split-plot designs, since we had reached that point in the Lazic stats book we’re reading.

You’d think I’d be good at this, since I’ve published on this, created a fairly understandable poster on this, and even won a prize on the topic.  But no, I’m totally rubbish: I never fully understand the maths-y details for more than a couple of hours, and they fade to nothing in under a day. Sigh.

Several of us get it intuitively (in a “by dividing you cages you get more bang for your buck” kind of way), but when Misha confidently drew out fields and sub-plots, I knew that I had lost the plot again. Back to the drawing board, with determination, next week!

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