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Understanding Industrial Experimentation

Second Edition

by Donald J. Wheeler

Understanding Industrial Experimentation

Here is a reader-friendly guide to the techniques needed for successful experiments. It begins with basic concepts and proceeds in a cumulative manner through the specialized techniques needed for effective application. While avoiding needless complexity, the concepts and techniques are clearly explained, allowing the reader to immediately use the tools to obtain understandable, useful, and easily communicated results.

Topics include:

  • working with variation
  • the analysis of means
  • the concept of analysis of variance
  • making specific comparisons using contrasts
  • interaction effects and orthogonal arrays
  • getting more out of plackett-burman designs
  • response plots and anom plots with screening designs
  • quadratic loss function
  • simple ways of minimizing the average loss
  • Taguchi‚Äôs contributions