## What are the assumptions of randomized complete block design?

The Randomized Complete Block Design is also known as the two-way ANOVA without interaction. A key assumption in the analysis is that the effect of each level of the treatment factor is the same for each level of the blocking factor.

**What is a randomized complete block design example?**

The randomized complete block design (RCBD) is a standard design for agricultural experiments in which similar experimental units are grouped into blocks or replicates. It is used to control variation in an experiment by, for example, accounting for spatial effects in field or greenhouse.

### How would you describe a randomized block design?

A randomized block design is a type of experiment where participants who share certain characteristics are grouped together to form blocks, and then the treatment (or intervention) gets randomly assigned within each block.

**Why is a randomized block design better than a completely randomized design?**

Then, subjects within each block are randomly assigned to treatment conditions. Compared to a completely randomized design, this design reduces variability within treatment conditions and potential confounding, producing a better estimate of treatment effects.

## What is the difference between a completely randomized design and a randomized block design?

A randomized block design differs from a completely randomized design by ensuring that an important predictor of the outcome is evenly distributed between study groups in order to force them to be balanced, something that a completely randomized design cannot guarantee.

**What is the primary benefit of randomized block design?**

By explicitly including a blocking variable in an experiment, the experimenter can tease out nuisance effects and more clearly test treatment effects of interest. Thus, an experimenter might choose a randomized block design to control unwanted effects of a suspected nuisance variable.

### Why is RBD better than CRD?

RBD provides more accurate results than CRD due to formation of homogeneous blocks and separate randomization in each block. LSD provides highly precised results because the fertility variation is controlled in two directions which reduce the standard error.