Designed experiments with replicates: Principal components or Canonical Variates?

Published at November 2, 2023 ·  16 min read

A few days ago, a colleague of mine wanted to hear my opinion about what multivariate method would be the best for a randomised field experiment with replicates. We had a nice discussion and I thought that such a case-study might be generally interesting for the agricultural sciences; thus, I decided to take my Apple Mac-Book PRO, sit down, relax and write a new post on this matter. My colleague’s research study was similar to this one: a randomised block field experiment (three replicates) with 16 durum wheat genotypes, which was repeated in four years....