Experiments play an important role in understanding and controlling systems and processes. With the aid of methods for statistical design of experiments, it is immediately possible to set up these experiments efficiently and to analyze and interpret their results.
It is important to formulate a clear problem description, identify important influencing factors and choose the right experimental techniques. It is equally important to determine how many experimental runs are needed and which factor combinations should be measured.
Principles of experimental design are successfully applied in a wide variety of areas, but especially in industry, where experiments becoming increasingly important to analyze and to improve processes.
Process, product or quality engineers and other technicians and scientists involved in the development and optimization of processes and products. The course is also suitable for lecturers from universities and colleges of higher education who want to learn more about design of experiments and data analysis.
Knowledge of basic statistical techniques such as testing, estimation and regression modelling is desirable, as is some experience in the use of (elementary) linear algebra and statistical software.
In consultation with the participants this course can be held in Dutch or English.
During the course, practical examples and assignments are discussed. Participants gain experience with the use of the statistical software R for Design of Experiments.