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Table 9 The number of studies included in the systematic map employing various categories of experimental design

From: What are the effects of agricultural management on soil organic carbon in boreo-temperate systems?

Experimental design No. of studies
Randomised design (blocked) 276
Not stated 126
Split-plot design 95
Randomised design (split-plot) 77
Time series 53
Purposeful 45
Blocked design 33
Randomised design 25
Factorial design 14
Paired design 12
Strip-plot design 10
Latin square 8
  1. Studies could be represented by multiple categories where mixed designs were used