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We are always using experiments to improve our lives, our community, and our work. Are you doing it efficiently? Or are you (incorrectly) changing one thing at a time and hoping for the best? In this course, you will learn how to plan efficient experiments - testing with many variables. Our goal is to find the best results using only a few experiments. A key part of the course is how to optimize a system. We use simple tools: starting with fast hand calculations, then we show how to use FREE software. The course comes with slides, transcripts of all lectures, subtitles (English, Spanish and Portuguese; some Chinese and French), videos, audio files, source code, and a free textbook. You get to keep all of it, all freely downloadable. This course is for anyone working in a company, or wanting to make changes to their life, their community, their neighbourhood. You don't need to be a statistician or scientist! There's something for everyone in here. ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ What have prior students said about this course? "This definitely is one of the most fruitful courses I have participated at Coursera, considering the takeaways and implementations! And so far I finished 12 [courses]." "Excelente curso, flexible y con suficiente material didáctico fácilmente digerible y cómodo. No importa si se tiene pocas bases matemáticas o estadísticas, el curso proporciona casi toda explicación necesaria para un entendimiento alto." "I wish I had enrolled in your course years ago -- it would have saved us a lot of time in optimizing experimental conditions." Jason Eriksen, 3 Jan 2017 "Interesting and developing both analytical and creative thinking. The lecturer took care to bring lots of real live examples which are fun to analyze." 20 February 2016. "... love your style of presentation, and the examples you took from everyday life to explain things. It is very difficult to make such a mathematical course accessible and comprehensible to this wide a variety of people!" ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯...
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Introduction

We perform experiments all the time, so let's learn some terminology that we will use throughout the course. We show plenty of examples, and see how to analyze an experiment. We end by pointing out: "how not to run an experiment"....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 27 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
1A: Why experiments are so important7 min
1B: Some basic terminology5 min
1C: Analysis of your first experiment8 min
1D: How NOT to run an experiment3 min
Reading1 lecture
Materials for this section10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Ungraded practice quiz 112 min
Module 1 quiz18 min
Week
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2 heures pour terminer

Analysis of experiments by hand

The focus is on manual calculations. Why? Because you have to understand the most basic building blocks of efficient experiments. We look at systems with 2 and 3 variables (factors). Don't worry; the computer will do the work in the next module....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 59 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
2B: Numeric predictions from two-factor experiments7 min
2C: Two-factor experiments with interactions15 min
2D: In-depth case study: analyzing a system with 3 factors by hand17 min
Enrichment: Made for you by Madeleine: an interview with Joy5 min
Reading1 lecture
Materials for this section10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Ungraded practice quiz 214 min
Module 2 quiz18 min
Week
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1 heure pour terminer

Using computer software to analyze experiments

Now we use free software to do the work for us. You can even run the software through a website (without installing anything special). We look at systems with 2, 3 and 4 factors. Most importantly we focus on the software interpretation....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 39 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
3B: Solving the mathematical model for a 2 factor experiment using software8 min
3C: Using computer software for a 3 factor experiment8 min
3D: Case study: a 4-factor system using computer software9 min
Enrichment: Dr. Soo Chan Carusone talks about experiments in a medical context7 min
Reading1 lecture
Materials for this section10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Ungraded practice quiz 312 min
Module 3 quiz14 min
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Getting more information, with fewer experiments

This is where the course gets tough and rough, but real. The quiz at the end if a tough one, so take it several times to be sure you have mastered the material - that's all that matters - understanding. We want to do as few experiments as possible, while still learning the most we can. Feel free to skip to module 5, which is the crucial learning from the whole course. You can come back here later. In module 4 we show how to do *practical* experiments that practitioners use everyday. We learn about important safeguards to ensure that we are not mislead by Mother Nature....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 88 min), 1 lecture, 3 quiz
Video9 vidéos
4B: The technical details behind half-fractions - math warning!9 min
4C: A case study with aliasing in a fractional factorial6 min
4D: All about disturbances, why we randomize, and what covariates are10 min
4E: All about blocking9 min
4F: Introducing aliasing notation11 min
4G: Using aliasing notation to plan experiments10 min
4H: An example of an analyzing an experiment with aliasing9 min
Enrichment: My colleague, David, and his student Jeff, talk about water treatment experiments5 min
Reading1 lecture
Materials for this section10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Ungraded practice quiz 4: [4A,B,C,D]18 min
Ungraded practice quiz [4E, 4F, 4G, 4H]16 min
Module 4 quiz [4A to 4H]20 min
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Meilleurs avis

par EBFeb 19th 2018

Very good course,and an excellent instructor. Thank you very much Professor Kevin Dunn.\n\nI enjoyed your course, and I really appreciate the time and effort you put into those lessons

par ACFeb 19th 2018

Fantastic .. as i am studying to gain the black belt in Six Sigma training, I was stuck on the design of experiment, but with this course I solved it !!!!\n\nHtank you very much

Enseignant

Kevin Dunn

Formerly: Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

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