Design of Experiments Book Reviews
Statistics for Experimenters
Box, Hunter, and Hunter
Written by three of the leading experts in the experiment design field, Statistics for Experimenters provides an excellent foundation in both DOE and Response Surface Methodology, with an emphasis on practical principles, rather than theory and math. A book every industry scientist and engineer should read.
Optimal Design of Experiments
Brad Jones and Peter Goos
Excellent case studies, written by a leading expert on Optimal Designs. Optimal Design of Experiments provides excellent DOE and Response Surface Methodology examples.
Blind Analysis for Design of Experiments and Response Surface Methodology
William D. Kappele
This book will teach you how to use Blind Analysis with Design of Experiments and Response Surface Methodology so you can avoid fooling yourself. The book starts with a brief introduction to Design of Experiments and Response Surface Methodology for those new to these techniques or just want a refresher. Then it launches into the technical details behind using Blind Analysis, including Triple Blind Studies. Most importantly, it includes 3 examples using Blind Analysis with DOE/RSM using the software package JMP. Blind Analysis for Design of Experiments and Response Surface Methodology focuses on practical application. When you are done working through the examples you will be ready to use this powerful technique in your own work. Also available for Kindle.
Visual Six Sigma: Making Data Analysis Lean
Cox, Gaudard, Ramsey, Stephens, and Wright
With complete, beginning‐to‐end case studies, Visual Six Sigma: Making Data Analysis Lean is a must for every data‐driven innovator.
Practical Statistics, Simply Explained
If you think that most statistics books are written for PhDs, then Practical Statistics, Simply Explained will change your mind. It begins by explaining how statistics can mislead, and how to use them correctly. It explores the nature of probability—the foundation for statistics—with simple explanations. Sampling, averages, Standard Deviation, design of investigations and test of significance are also discussed, using simple language. With this excellent book for self‐study, you can learn the basics of statistics without taking a class!
Applied Regression Analysis
Draper and Smith
Regression analysis is the math behind Response Surface Methodology. Applied Regression Analysis will help you understand the math behind "Performing Objective Experiments" and what your DOE software is doing for you.
Response Surface Methodology : Process and Product Optimization Using Designed Experiments
Myers and Montgomery
An advanced text in response surface methodology, Response Surface Methodology: Process and Product Optimization Using Designed Experiments explains more about the math and theory behind the techniques of "Performing Objective Experiments." It would be difficult to find a better book on Response Surface Methodology.
How to Lie with Statistics
Probably the best introduction ever to statistics, How to Lie with Statistics contains no complicated math, and explains the basics with humor. You'll be armed with the knowledge you need to recognize lies, damn lies and statistics. This book should be read by everyone.
The Lady Tasting Tea
If you'd like to learn about the history of Statistical Analysis in a friendly way, The Lady Tasting Tea is ideal. It's an enjoyable read that delves into why techniques were invented, how various statisticians interacted and the potential problems with the way we analyze data.
The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business
Ma makes the role of uncertainty and probability in business very clear. If you've ever wondered why persistence is important, or why following the right course for your business can still produce poor results, The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business has your answer.
This is a non‐expert's introduction to the mathematical field of Chaos, where you can learn about the complexities of weather, clouds, fractals and other fascinating subjects. Chaos: Making a New Science also offers insights into how mathematical discoveries are made. Makes a great gift!