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Design of Experiments (DOE)

How does a problem that has plagued a company for one and one-half years get solved in 45 days? Effective experimental design and analysis. Effective experimental design and analysis are critical in improving products and process, reducing waste, lowering costs, and improving productivity. This how-to seminar focuses on understanding the fundamental elements of experimental design and on the application of strategies. Numerous exercises are included and a statistical software package, Minitab®, is used for to help create designs, analyze the data, and interpret the results more efficiently and effectively. We will explore the design and collection of new data through designed experiments.

Many companies in both the R&D and manufacturing functions try to solve problems based on theory, opinions or poorly-designed experiments, often with too few factors. We show how to use such theories and opinion to help create and then analyze well-designed experiments with as many factors as needed, where we emphasize experiments from 3 to 15 factors.

Topics include:

  • One-factor-at-a-time experiments: what your competitors want you to use
  • The importance of a strategy of experimentation
  • Summarizing results in experiments: main effects and interactions
  • Two-level designs for 3-5 factors: the 2k designs
  • Variation when conditions are held constant: a review
  • The importance of randomizing and blocking in experiments
  • Handling variation naturally in two-level designs
  • The value of non-replicated experiments
  • How to select the correct number of runs for an experiment
  • The role of center points and how to use them correctly
  • Fractional factorial (2k–p) designs: studying 5-15 factors, or more efficiently
  • The use of fold-over designs to gain more information
  • Introduction to response-surface designs
  • Case studies, simulations, numerous exercises
  • A statistical software package, Minitab®, helps create designs and interpret the results

How you will benefit:

  • Learn how to select the most effective design to answer questions about products or processes
  • Find out how to maximize results while minimizing time and effort

Please contact Margi Ochs, Marketing, 585-475-6113 or for upcoming dates.


$ 800 per person

Discounts (for individual registrations)

Only one discount per person.

  • MedTech Association Members: 10%
  • GRQC Members: 10%
  • RIT Alumni: 20%
  • RIT Employees: 20%
  • Full-Time College Students (all institutions): 20%     

College students contact Susan Chapman at or 585-475-6990 for a coupon code.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be issued for cancellations received and confirmed at least 10 business days prior to the program date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that date. Please email with any questions.


Please contact Margi Ochs, Marketing, 585-475-6113 or for upcoming dates.