This 15-hour workshop on factorial and response surface methods is a "light" version of our in-person 3-day (24-hour) workshop.
This Modern DOE course brings new insights into one fast-paced course! Find out how to make breakthrough improvements using powerful design of experiments (DOE) techniques. Start by learning about using factorial designs for finding which factors you need to focus on. Discover previously unknown interactions that often prove to be the key to success. Learn how to best use modern small-run designs to save time and money experimenting. Transition from factorials to response surface methods to optimize your products and processes. Tie all of this together by learning how to use powerful ANOVA analysis methods that give you confidence in your findings.
This workshop covers the practical aspects of DOE. (Students may purchase the optional DOE Simplified book for reference.) You learn all about simple but powerful two-level factorial designs. During this DOE workshop, you will discover how to effectively:
"Practical. Good mix of theory and application." —Chris Easter, Metallurgist
Use Design-Expert® software to practice designing and analyzing experiments throughout the workshop. The software provides easy-to-use graphical tools to find key variables and view results. You will be given all simulation and data files used in class.
This course will be run as five (5) half-day Zoom sessions - Monday - Friday (9:00am - 12:30pm US Central Time) in the stated week. Sessions will be recorded in case of a missed session.
Course contents subject to change.
It will be assumed that all students have completed the following prerequisites. This knowledge is essential for success in the course.
Knowledge of basic statistics (mean and standard deviation), and exposure to simple comparative experiments (e.g. two-sample t-test) are required. To refresh these skills and review basic concepts and terminology, please take the online PreDOE course prior to the workshop. It takes 2-3 hours to complete. You can work at your own pace. Access the PreDOE here.
Basic knowledge of Design-Expert software is assumed. If you are not familiar with the 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. This will show you how to navigate and introduce the basics.
PDHs: 15 (equals 1.5 CEUs)
This course will be held via Zoom Meetings. You will need to download the Zoom Cloud Meeting app prior to the first session.
Recommended Texts and Software
Purchase software at the time of registration to receive a 20% discount.