December 10, 2013
The multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) provides a framework for building effective and efficacious behavioral interventions by following principles from the field of engineering. MOST emphasizes efficiency and resource management to move intervention science forward, and one of the cornerstones of MOST is selecting the most efficient and appropriate design for each experiment. In many instances this means conducting a factorial experiment. (Read more about factorial experimental designs.) In a new article in Translational Behavioral Medicine, Linda Collins and her coauthors explore how to use data from a factorial screening experiment to decide what should be included in the experimental intervention treatment package. This article is aimed at scientists who are considering conducting a factorial screening experiment.