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Education and Training: Experiment Design for Engineers and Scientists

Time and Location Experiment Design for Scientists and Engineers
James Filliben and Ivelisse Aviles
Statistical Engineering Division, NIST
Monday-Friday February 4-8, 2002 8:30am - 5:00pm
Adminstration Building, Lecture Room B
Gaithersburg, MD
Abstract Experiment design is a systematic, rigorous, data-based approach to scientific/engineering problem-solving. The goal is to generate valid, unambiguous, and reproducible conclusions about the scientific/engineering process of interest, and to do so in a time- and cost-efficient fashion. This class covers the fundamental principles and techniques for both the construction and analysis of designed experiments. The class illustrates the powerful problem-solving role of designed experiments by application to a wide variety of scientific/engineering problems. Upon completion of the course, the scientist/engineer will be able to classify his/her problem in to the proper design category; translate a problem into design essentials; construct the proper time/cost-efficient design; run the design in a conclusion-protective fashion; analyze the data resulting from the design quantitatively and graphically; and draw appropriate conclusions.

All students will construct an optimal design for their own scientific/enginering project. The classroom learning experience will be reinforced by in-class exercises. Software solutions will be discussed and provided.

Comments on Course CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 40.

A 450-page set of notes will be provided for the class, and a textbook (Box, Hunter, Hunter: Statistics for Experimenters, Wiley) will be utilized.

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Date created: 2/1/2002
Last updated: 2/1/2002
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