applied statistical consulting,
and training services for R&D, product, process,
and manufacturing engineering organizations.
Design of Experiments
Note: This course can be modified in duration, format, and
content to satisfy a customer's specific training requirements. The
details below reflect the most common and successful design of the
This course begins with a review of the
prerequisite material including graphical presentation methods,
measures of location and variation, and the hypothesis tests and
confidence intervals necessary to analyze and interpret designed
experiments. Students will learn to design, analyze, and
interpret experiments to study how a process output variable
(POV) depends on one or more process input variables (PIV) using
analysis of variance (ANOVA) and regression techniques. Students
will learn to use both graphical and quantitative methods to
confirm that the assumptions of the analysis methods are
satisfied and appropriate remedial actions when they are
not. The specific experiment designs to be
covered are: the completely randomized design, the randomized
block design, general factorial designs, two-level factorial
designs, fractional factorial designs, Plackett-Burman designs,
central composite designs, and Box-Behnken designs. Students
will use the MINITAB statistical software package during clas.
MINITAB and DOE skills will be reinforced with substantial
homework assignments. Students will also be required to
participate in lab exercises and to report the results of their
experiments in both oral and written form.
must have completed an applied statistics course or be able to
demonstrate proficiency in basic statistical methods.
Design of Experiments with MINITAB, ASQ Quality Press.
See the web
page for the textbook for details of the book and
supporting materials including class presentation notes,
homework problems, and classroom exercises and labs.
Contact Hours: 36
to 40 hours.
Students show better command and retention of the material if
course is delivered over an extended period of time such as in
four-hour session per week for ten weeks.
requiring about 2-6 hours each (3 hours nominal) will be given.
The customer may decide if students are required to do the
although studentsí post-course DOE skills are strongly and
positively correlated to the amount of homework that they do.
Evaluation: Pre- and post-course quizzes will be
used to document what students learned during the course.