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Approx. 13 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Approach complex industrial and business research problems and address them through a rigorous, statistically sound experimental strategy

  • Use modern software to effectively plan experiments

  • Analyze the resulting data of an experiment, and communicate the results effectively to decision-makers.

Skills you will gain

statistical Methods for Process and Product improvementdesign of experimentsexperiment designdesigning experiments
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Unit 1: Getting Started and Introduction to Design and Analysis of Experiments

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 55 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Course Introduction4m
Specialization Overview2m
History of DOX17m
The Basic Principles of DOX11m
Factorial Designs with Several Factors14m
6 readings
Course Description10m
Course Textbook and Resources10m
Best Practices in Online Learning (or How to Succeed in This Class)10m
Course Project10m
Unit 1 Introduction10m
Introduction to course project10m
1 practice exercise
Concept Questions30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Unit 2: Simple Comparative Experiments

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
9 videos
The Hypothesis Testing Framework14m
Pooled t-test and Two-sample t-test12m
Pooled t-test and Two-sample t-test, pt 213m
Hypothesis Testing on Variances13m
Paired t-test10m
Portland Cement Data Example11m
Florescence Data Example4m
Hardness Testing Example5m
1 reading
Unit 2 Introduction10m
2 practice exercises
Concept Questions30m
Exercise 130m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Unit 3: Experiments with a Single Factor - The Analysis of Variance

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Models for the Data10m
ANOVA for Plasma Etching Experiment9m
Post-ANOVA Comparison of Means9m
Sample Size Determination7m
Examples of Single-Factor Experiments9m
The Random Effects Model8m
Example of Random Factor Experiment7m
Plasma Etching Example5m
Fabric Strength Example2m
1 reading
Unit 3 Introduction: Experiments with a Singe Factor; the Analysis of Variance10m
2 practice exercises
Concept Questions30m
Exercise 230m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Unit 4: Randomized Blocks, Latin Squares, and Related Designs

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Extension of the ANOVA to the RCBD7m
Example10m
Residual Analysis for the Vascular Graft Example9m
The Latin Square Design9m
Vascular Graft Example6m
1 reading
Unit 4 Introduction: Randomized Blocks, Latin Squares, and Related Designs; techniques for handling nuisance factor is experiments10m
2 practice exercises
Concept Questions30m
Exercise 330m

About the Design of Experiments Specialization

Learn modern experimental strategy, including factorial and fractional factorial experimental designs, designs for screening many factors, designs for optimization experiments, and designs for complex experiments such as those with hard-to-change factors and unusual responses. There is thorough coverage of modern data analysis techniques for experimental design, including software. Applications include electronics and semiconductors, automotive and aerospace, chemical and process industries, pharmaceutical and bio-pharm, medical devices, and many others. You can see an overview of the specialization from Dr. Montgomery here....
Design of Experiments

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