Foundations of Factorial DOE for Breakthroughs

This streamlined ESSENTIALS Series short course (2 half-days) provides a jump start to using powerful design of experiments (DOE) techniques.
(Available as a private workshop only.)

Quick start course for Factorial DOE

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. Tie all of this together by learning how to use powerful ANOVA analysis methods that give you confidence in your findings. Join our DOE experts for an interactive, case-study based experience!

During this workshop, you will discover how to effectively:

  • Implement the DOE planning process
  • Interpret analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  • Discover hidden interactions
  • Use power to properly size factorial designs
  • Determine when to use transformations
  • Explore multilevel categoric factors
  • Optimize multiple responses

**Offered via Distance Learning (DL) **

Want to learn more? Sign up for ESSENTIALS 2 - Strategy of Experiments for Accelerating Process Development

Simulations Provide Practice

Use Stat-Ease 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 two (2) half-day Zoom sessions (9:00am - 12:30pm US Central Time).

Course contents subject to change.

Session 1

  • Introduction to Factorial Design
  • Model selection and analysis of a 2-level factorial
  • HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: 2^4 full factorial tutorial

Session 2

  • Design enhancements - replicates, power
  • Data transformations
  • Blocking to remove noise
  • Multilevel categoric design

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 to the PreDOE will be provided with your course registration materials.

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: 7 (equals 0.7 CEUs)

The Distance Learning version of this course will be held via Zoom Meetings. You will need to download the Zoom Cloud Meeting app prior to the first session.

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