I'm a Beginner

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.


Software

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.


Training

Research Team

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.


Articles

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.


Books

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

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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. For more information, click here.


Webinars

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.


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.