Examples and Templates

**Template and example information is now available once you have logged in to the EDA app, on a dedicated Templates page. This user guide page will be retired at a future date.**

These examples are provided to illustrate how different features of an experimental design can be represented as EDA diagrams. Only the information included in the text descriptions is included on the diagrams as the examples are not meant to represent a complete experimental plan but to illustrate specific points.

Each example is associated with a template, from which most experiment-specific information has been removed. The purpose of the templates is to provide diagrams that users can use as a starting point. Users should not be tempted to match their experiments to the examples and templates, and are encouraged to think constructively about the best approach to their experimental question, using the advice provided in the EDA web application and on this website. 

Features included in each example:

Example 1 - Effect of drug A on plasma glucose level

Two-group comparison | Animal as experimental unit | Complete randomisation

Example 2 - Effect of a 5-HT4 partial agonist on attentional deficit in rats

Animals used as their own control | Crossover | Blocking factor | Order of treatments | Test period

Example 3 - Effect of genotype on plasma glucose 

Multiple animal characteristics | No randomisation | Data transformation | Multiple time points | Multiple outcome measures | Sex  and genotype as factors of interest | Two-way ANOVA with interaction

Example 4 - Effect of exercise on neuronal density

Randomisation with sex as a factor of interest | Nuisance variable | Nested variable | Two-way ANOVA with interaction | Data averaged per animal | Multiple animal characteristics

Example 5 - Effect of THC on body temperature

Three-group comparison | Blocking factor | Block randomisation | One-way ANOVA | Data transformation


First published 18 June 2014
Last updated 25 September 2023