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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Second Edition [Paperback]

Mark J. Anderson , Patrick J. Whitcomb
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July 30, 2007 1563273446 978-1563273445 2
Offering a planned approach for determining cause and effect, this work provides researchers with the statistical means to analyze how numerous variables interact. With this second edition of DOE Simplified, Mark Anderson and Patrick Whitcomb retain their lively approach to the learning of fundamentals. They lighten up the inherently dry complexities with interesting sidebars and amusing anecdotes. In this edition, they add new and updated information, including a four-step planning process for designing and executing experiments with a consideration of statistical power. Accompanying this book is a 180-day trial for the new version of Stat-Ease's software: Design-Ease®,v. 7. This educational program assists with mathematic computations, so as to allow one to focus on analysis of the data.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Productivity Press; 2 edition (July 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563273446
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563273445
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DOE Simplified February 13, 2004
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As a mechanical engineer (just beginning self study on the topic of DOE) I found this book very useful. The author provides practical insight that I was unable to find in other DOE or statistics books. This is not a book for advanced statisticians, however, it is a great book for someone trying to understand and apply the principles of DOE.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Reasonable Quick Survey October 22, 2007
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DOE Simplified is perhaps overly simplified. The author tries to pack ANOVA, factorial experimentation, use of blocking and fold overs, and response-surface methodology inside 200 pages. The attempt is admirable, but the book would be hard for a beginner to fully understand due to information gaps, especially on why the techniques work (at least on an intuitive level). The person who would benefit most is that person needing a refresher after a being away from DOE for some time.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Brief Introduction to DOE November 9, 2006
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The book is a very brief introduction to DOE. I had read other reviews that stated that it was only a very brief intro to DOE. My thoughts when purchasing the book was that would be what I needed since I had not previously worked with statistical experimental design. Having now gone more than half way through the book, I found that I could not follow the solutions without the aid of other more detailed statistical design of experiments texts. If you are truly a beginner, I suggest using this book while referring to Design & Analysis of Experiments by Douglas Montgomery. In this manner while using a book similar to Montgoemery's 5th or later edition as a reference, the "DOE Simplified" text serves as a pacer book to hurry you through an intro to DOE. It certainly helped me become much more interested in pursuing DOE and thus order a number of additional books of which Montgomery's was one of seven that I have recently purchased from Amazon. Although I am digressing, my rating of Montgoemry's 5th Edition is FANTASTIC!!!!! DOE Simplified.... good summary as long as you have reference material.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY easy to read; a great intro for novices February 28, 2008
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Being a beginner in the world of DOE (with minimal statistics training), this book was TRULY a godsend. Very easy to understand-- I feel I was able to get a nice grasp of the concepts I'd heard about so often before but could never quite nail down. I did a 2-day training at SAS on DOE and this little book blew that away. Lots of examples and practice problems to get some experience under my belt.

Some people are critical because they say it's "oversimplified"... but come on guys, read the title of the book! It is not for hardcore math guys. It is for novices and practical-minded folk who need to get a fast, easy intro.

Finished it in 2 easy afternoons and now I feel comfortable to move on to more detailed/ math oriented texts to learn all the nuances of DOE. Highly, highly recommended for novices. Looking forward to the other books written by these very talented authors!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Basic book on DOE-lack theory March 13, 2006
Simplified is the key. This book offers a very basic approach to DOE. It's good for someone who wants a quick start in DOE.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not so simplified February 19, 2013
By Deano
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This is still pretty tough material to process if you do not have a strong satistics background. This book proves that DOE is for the engineers.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very straightforward November 19, 2005
Great book. Steps through basic stats in anticipation of use for DOEs. Good examples and well-written. Easy to recommend.
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