Module 1



Design of Experiments

Practice Questions After Each Section

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the Introduction to Design of Experiments, students will be able to illustrate the four steps of the design of experiments, and the basic terminologies associated with them provided below.

Step 1. Introduction/Hypothesis

  1. Explain the Null and the Alternative Hypotheses
  2. Describe the Appropriate Hypothesis Writing Format in Statistical Tests
  3. Explain the Properties of Hypothesis

Step 2. Method

  1. Define Variables and associated terminologies, Factor, Factor Levels, Treatment, Treatment Combinations, Response, Experimental and Observational Units
  2. Distinguish between Fixed and Random Factor
  3. Choose Appropriate Factor Levels and Measuring the Responses
  4. Outline a Method
  5. Demonstrate the Basic Three Principles of Design of Experiments

Step 3. Result

  1. Define Descriptive vs Inferential Statistics
  2. Define P-Value and the Level of Significance
  3. Decision Rules for Statistical Significance Test
  4. Interpret Errors in Hypothesis Test

Step 4. Conclusion

  1. Explain the Norm for Writing a Conclusion or Contextual Conclusion
  2. Describe the Design of Experiment Cycle