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Springer Texts in Statistics

Design and Analysis of Experiments

Authors: Dean, Angela M., Voss, Daniel

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to modern experimental design
  • Offers a step-by-step guide to the planning process, including a planning checklist, and emphasizes practical considerations
  • A wide variety of experiment designs are presented
  • Nearly all data sets in the book have been derived from real experiments
  • Details of the planning stage of numerous different experiments are discussed
  • Explains all the basics of analysis including estimation of treatment contrasts and analysis of variance, and applies these in a wide variety of settings
  • Sample SAS programs are included
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About this Textbook

Our initial motivation for writing this book was the observation from various students that the subject of design and analysis of experiments can seem like “a bunch of miscellaneous topics. ”Webelievethattheidenti?cationoftheobjectivesoftheexperimentandthepractical considerations governing the design form the heart of the subject matter and serve as the link between the various analytical techniques. We also believe that learning about design and analysis of experiments is best achieved by the planning, running, and analyzing of a simple experiment. With these considerations in mind, we have included throughout the book the details of the planning stage of several experiments that were run in the course of teaching our classes. The experiments were run by students in statistics and the applied sciences and are suf?ciently simple that it is possible to discuss the planning of the entire experiment in a few pages, and the procedures can be reproduced by readers of the book. In each of these experiments, we had access to the investigators’ actual report, including the dif?culties they came across and how they decided on the treatment factors, the needed number of observations, and the layout of the design. In the later chapters, we have included details of a number of published experiments. The outlines of many other student and published experiments appear as exercises at the ends of the chapters. Complementing the practical aspects of the design are the statistical aspects of the anal ysis. We have developed the theory of estimable functions and analysis of variance with somecare,butatalowmathematicallevel.

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This is a readable book presenting the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of design and analysis of experiments. Written with a view to making it accessible to a wide audience, the authors make concerted efforts to avoid using calculus and linear algebra and, wherever needed, a low mathematical level is used for presentation. Rather than performing exploratory data analysis, the concentration here is on the use of prespecified models and preplanned analyses. Model assumptions are clearly stated, and checked through the use of residual plots rather than formal tests. All analyses are presented by using standard linear models under the assumption of normality. It is the experimentwise control of the error rate and confidence levels on which the presentation is focused as opposed to individual error rates and confidence levels. The popular "Taguchi techniques", used extensively in an industrial set-up, are included and appear throughout several chapters.

The book contains enough material for an instructor to offer a course ranging from one semester to one year. An attractive feature of this book is the inclusion of numerous real experiments which were either run by students or extracted from published articles---thus bringing home to students the practical utility of statistical designs. The authors have done a commendable job in presenting, explaining, and elucidating the fundamental concepts of design and analysis of experiments through illustrative examples. A carefully selected set of exercises is provided at the end of each chapter for students to test their understanding of the material.

--Mathematical Reviews


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design and Analysis of Experiments
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Statistics
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-22634-7
DOI
10.1007/b97673
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7292-0
Series ISSN
1431-875X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 742
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