Testing is common in academia and the business world, especially when one wants to make sense of any part of a process in which a variation can lead to differential results. In the industry, the common approach is to change one factor at a time, while holding other factors constant. This can be highly inefficient and may lead to wrong conclusions. In this course, participants will learn how to design, run, and analyze experiments that allow simultaneous testing of all factors. This course imparts practical knowledge of experimental design and analysis by illustrating cases on the real-world implementation of experimentation.
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this course, the learners are expected to:
- understand the concept and purpose of Experimental Design;
- know the different types of Experimental Design and understand when and how to properly carry them out; and
- operationalize effective methodology for experimental plans and analysis of experimental data.
You will need a computer or laptop with Microsoft Excel installed. Computer or laptop requirements are:
- For Windows: Core i3 or better, 4GB RAM or better, MS Excel 2007 or better
- For MacBook: ideally MS Excel 2013 or newer should be installed (some functions require this version on the Mac). If the version of MS Excel is 2011, download and install StatPlus.