Boot Camp for Experimenters

Discover how design of experiments (DOE) drives product and process improvements. From the comfort of your own home or office, learn the basics of two-level factorial designs through Stat-Ease's unique combination of eLearning modules and the DOE Simplified textbook, supplemented with live Q&A sessions hosted by our DOE experts. Master the user-friendly Design-Expert software with hands-on practice cases! Complete your education by designing and analyzing your own DOE while being mentored by Stat-Ease consulting staff.

This course runs for 4 weeks, with weekly activities and Q&A sessions. See the Course Outline for details.

Contents subject to change.

Weekly instructor-led online session will be on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Central Time (US). This will be recorded in case a student is not able to attend.

Attendees should complete weekly assignments PRIOR to the webinar.

Week 1:

  • eLearning - PreDOE: Basic Statistics for Experimenters (2 hr)
  • webinar 1 - Introduction to class, simple comparative experiments, Design-Expert (1 hr)

Week 2:

  • eLearning - DOE Launchpad (3 hrs)
  • reading - DOE Simplified textbook Ch 1-3 (accompanies elearning assignment)
  • eLearning - 4 Easy Steps to Effective Factorial Design (1 hr)
  • reading - DOE Simplified textbook Ch 10
  • webinar 2 - Power, Blocking, Q&A discussion (1 hr)

Week 3:

  • eLearning - Finding the Vital Setting via Factorial Analysis (2 hrs)
  • eLearning - How to Save Runs with Fractional Factorial Designs (2 hrs)
  • reading - DOE Simplified textbook Ch 5
  • webinar 3 - Optimization, Transformations, Intro to DOE project (1 hr)

Week 4:

  • project work (offline) - Stat-Ease consultants provide individualized guidance and mentoring for a DOE project designed and analyzed (DOE may be done at work or at home)

Knowledge of basic statistics (mean and standard deviation), and exposure to simple comparative experiments (e.g. two-sample t-test) are recommended. To refresh these skills and review basic concepts and terminology, we require completion of the online PreDOE: Basic Statistics for Experimenters course during Week 1 of this Distance Learning course. It takes 2-3 hours to complete. You can work at your own pace. Access the PreDOE here.

If you are not familiar with Design-Expert software, then please download a trial of Design-Expert software (if you do not already have access to it) and work through the first tutorial: One Factor - Bowling, found in the Help system.

PDHs: 16 (equals 1.6 CEUs)

Exact course deadlines, webinar information and access to eLearning course materials will be provided with your confirmation letter, which you will receive once the minimum enrollment requirements are met. The online Q&A/webinar session is tentatively planned for 1:00 - 2:00pm (USA Central Time) each Wednesday. These will be held via Zoom Meetings. You will need to download the Zoom Cloud Meeting app prior to the first session.

Required Texts and Software

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