A unified terminology in block designs
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Partially efficiency balanced (PEB) designs with m efficiency classes have been defined by Puri and Nigam  as block designs which have simple analysis and, if properly used, allow the important contrasts to be estimated with desired efficiency. Such designs can be made available in varying replications and/or unequal block sizes. However, any block design is a PEB design with m efficiency classes for some m < v, where v is the number of treatments in the design. So the term "PEB" itself is not much informative in a statistical sense. More information may be added to this term. In this paper, a unified terminology is suggested, aimed at giving more statistical meaning to the PEB designs, which may or may not be connected. The paper is essentially based on our recent books "BLOCK DESIGNS: A Randomization Approach", Springer Lecture Notes in Statistics, Vol. 150 (2000), Vol. 170 (2003), with some new additions.
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