Here's another set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about doing design of experiments (DOE), plus alerts to timely information and free software updates. If you missed the previous DOE FAQ Alert, see below.
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For an assortment of appetizers to get this Alert off to a good
start, see these new blogs at http://statsmadeeasy.net (beginning with the most recent one):
Topics in the body text of this DOE FAQ Alert are headlined below. Given a plenitude of things worth alerting you too, I slacked off on FAQs and their answers. My excuse is taking some summer vacation that coincides with celebrating Independence. (Do you suppose I am referring to the separation of the United States from England; or could it be that I am celebrating the statistical assumption that one observation be independent of every other? Flip a coin!)
1. Released: Version 7.1.5 of Stat-Ease software for DOE
1. Released: Version 7.1.5 of Stat-Ease software
2. Newsletter Alert: July issue of the Stat-Teaser features my story of "How DOE Saved My Life and Made it Worth Living"
Many of you will soon receive a printed copy of the latest Stat-Teaser, but others, by choice or because you reside outside of North America, will get your only view of the September issue at http://www.statease.com/news/news0806.pdf. It features an article by me that I dramatically titled "How DOE Saved My Life and Made it Worth Living." You may find it interesting. Also, this issue of Stat-Teaser announces a new class on Designed Experiments for Life Sciences. Read all about it! This issue also provides a heads-up to the StatsMadeEasy blog, which I write for my amusement and perhaps others who enjoy my musings into issues of statistics and sidetracks from there. Go back to the beginning of this DOE FAQ Alert to see the latest crop of blog.
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3. Workshop Alert: Designed Experiments for the Life Sciences
Stat-Ease debuts Designed Experiments for Life Sciences (DELS) on August 5-7 at its training center in Minneapolis. Developed by popular demand, this three-day workshop demonstrates the application of DOE for the benefit of scientists, engineers, and technical professionals working in the pharmaceutical, biomedical technology and biomedical device fields, as well as organizations and institutions that devote the majority of their efforts to research, development, technology transfer, or commercialization of these fields. Seats will fill fast for this inaugural DELS, and (based on surging demand we've been experiencing) the following DOE classes coming up on our training schedule. If possible, enroll at least four weeks prior to the date so your place can be assured. However, do not hesitate to ask whether seats remain on classes that are fast approaching!
—> Designed Experiments for Life Sciences (DELS)
—> Experiment Design Made Easy (EDME)
—> Mixture Design for Optimal Formulations (MIX)
—> Response Surface Methods for Process Optimization (RSM)
—> DOE for DFSS: Variation by Design (DDFSS)
See http://www.statease.com/clas_pub.html for complete schedule and site information on all Stat-Ease workshops open to the public. To enroll, click the "register online" link on our web site or call Elicia at 612.746.2038. If spots remain available, bring along several colleagues and take advantage of quantity
*Once you achieve a critical mass of about 6 students, it becomes very economical to sponsor a private workshop, which is most convenient and effective for your staff. For a quote, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Webinar Alerts:
You are invited to attend a free web conference by Stat-Ease on "Dual Response Surface Methods (RSM) to Make Processes More Robust" on Tuesday, July 15 at 8 AM, USA Central Daylight Time (CDT), which is 13:00 in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). (We are at UTC -5 under CDT.) This talk is an encore that I am presenting on request from some folks who were out the week of my initial round of webinars — a time when many US manufacturers go down for annual maintenance.
The next regularly scheduled Stat-Ease webinar will be presented by Consultant Pat Whitcomb who will offer up his "Best ‘Pat-Tricks’ on Model Diagnostics (What are they? Why use them? What good do they do?)." This free conference, which Pat will keep at an intermediate level statistically, will be broadcast on Tuesday, August 12 at 8 AM USA CDT (13:00 UTC). It will be offered again at 8 PM that evening (01:00 UTC August 13 — Wednesday) and one more time the following day at 12 PM noon (17:00 UTC August 13).
When developing these one-hour educational sessions, our presenters often draw valuable material from Stat-Ease DOE workshops. Attendance may be limited, so sign up as soon as you see your way clear by contacting our Communications Specialist, Karen, via email@example.com. If you can be accommodated, she will send you the link for the WebConnect and dial-in for ConferenceNow voice via telephone (toll-free access extends worldwide, but not to all countries).
5. Webinar Comments: Measuring variation as a dual response
Re: "Dual Response Surface Methods (RSM) to Make Processes More Robust" — posted at the Stat-Ease webinar announcement site: http://www.statease.com/webinars/dual_rsm_for_robustnesss.pdf.
6. Book Giveaway: Winners announced
In last month's DOE FAQ Alert, I announced a drawing for three copies of "Engineering Statistics, 3rd Ed" by Montgomery, Runger, Hubele — originally priced at $150. (Sorry, due to the high cost of shipping, this offer applied only to residents of the United States and Canada.) These lucky readers were drawn at random from 53 entrants:
(Learn more about engineering statistics by attending the two-day computer-intensive [Microsoft Excel] workshop "Statistics for Technical Professionals." For a description of this class — offered on-site only, see http://www.statease.com/clas_stp.html. For more information, call Elicia at 612.746.2038.)
7. Course Alert: Intro to optimal DOE by Peter Goos in Belgium
The venue for the course is in the Antwerp city center. The Antwerp city center is easy to reach by train, and there is an hourly bus service from and to Brussels National Airport. Details about registration can be found at http://www.ua.ac.be/peter.goos.
Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in the course. Kind regards, Peter Goos"
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