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Are you new to design of experiments (DOE) and not sure where to begin? Stat-Ease offers software, training, articles, books, online tutorials, newsletters, FAQs and DOE Resources, consulting services, and technical support to get you started. Whether you want to solve a specific quality problem, create the perfect product, improve your process, find a cheaper but equally good solution, or validate your process and procedures, Stat-Ease can help.


Stat-Ease publishes Design-Expert® software for design of experiments. For more information click here.

If you have the software but need help learning how to use it, try going through some of the tutorials found here.


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The quickest and easiest way to learn design of experiments is to attend a workshop. The class most suited to beginners is Experiment Design Made Easy. This computer-intensive workshop covers the practical aspects of DOE. You learn all about simple but powerful two-level factorial designs. During this introductory DOE workshop, you will discover how to effectively:

  • Understand the motivation for factorial designs
  • Implement the DOE planning process
  • Interpret analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  • Discover hidden interactions
  • Capitalize on efficient fractional designs for screening or characterization
  • Use power to properly size designs
  • Determine when to use transformations
  • Explore multilevel categoric factors
  • Set up split-plot designs
  • Follow the strategy of experimentation from screening to response surface methods

For more information, you can click here, email workshops@statease.com, or call 612.378.9449.

Stat-Ease also offers Distance Learning options. The Boot Camp for Experimenters is a blend of self-guided and instructor-led training. It gives you the basics of DOE with less structure.

For a more advanced and structured alternative, try Modern DOE for Process Optimization. This is an instructor-led class that takes you thru many of the same topics listed above.

If you just need the basics, try our Stat-Ease Academy. These are free, self-guided options that teach you the very basics of DOE.


Stat-Ease offers a wealth of articles on DOE. If you would like to learn more about this subject, we recommend you begin with the articles below.

  1. Trimming the FAT out of Experimental Methods—This article is a primer on DOE versus the traditional OFAT method of experimentation.
  2. Trimming the FAT: Part II—This follow-up article offers a case study that illustrates how a two-level factorial DOE can reveal a breakthrough interaction.
  3. Rethink Experiment Design—This is another article on DOE versus the traditional OFAT method.
  4. Eight Keys to Successful DOE—Using DOE successfully depends on understanding eight fundamental concepts which are explained in this article.
  5. Design of Experiments—A Primer—This article looks at some of the basic DOE concepts that are necessary for practitioners to understand.

Click here to go the Articles page and see all available DOE articles and case studies.

We also have a series of blog posts that discuss the very basics of DOE. Called Greg's DOE Adventure, these posts are written by our Marketing Manager about his journey in learning about DOE.


Visit the Stat-Ease bookstore for recommended books on DOE. To get you off to a good start we suggest:


DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, 3rd Edition, by Anderson & Whitcomb—This updated introductory text covers all of the basic essentials and is filled with interesting anecdotes and sidebars that make it fun to read.

Bring the DOE Simplified, 3rd Edition book to life with it's companion e-learning experience, the DOE Simplified Launchpad. This completely narrated presentation of the first three chapters of the book includes hands-on exercises and is designed to bring you up to speed on the basics of the two-level factorial design.


Stat-Ease offers free webinars on a variety of subjects several times during the year. You can register for any upcoming webinar here. Also on that page are listings of past webinars with recordings that you can view at your leisure.


Stat-Ease has many educational videos posted to YouTube. They can be found on our channel.

A video of particular interest to new users of Design-Expert, is New User Intro to Design-Expert Software. Richard Williams, Stat-Ease Consultant, details what design of experiments (DOE) can do for you when catalyzed with Design-Expert’s world-class statistical tools.

Newsletters, FAQs and DOE Resources

Use the search bar above for answers to your specific questions. You will find a wealth of information in Mark Anderson's bi-monthly e-mail newsletter, the DOE FAQ Alert. Sign up to receive the latest FAQ's, alerts to timely articles, free software updates, and interesting tidbits.

Stat-Ease offers a large collection of case studies and articles on DOE. Look for applications in your industry.