Q: I am looking for research articles or review papers on Design of experiments (DOE) specially focused on Response surface methods, Split Plot designs, MANOVA, and Repeated measures designs and analysis. Any help to locate these articles will be greatly appreciated.
A: Thank you for contacting ASQ and the Quality Information Center. I received your request for articles on the topic of Design of experiments (DOE). Design of experiments is defined as “a method for carrying out carefully planned experiments on a process. By using a prescribed plan for the set of experiments and analyzing the data according to certain procedures, a great deal of information can be obtained from a minimum number of experiments” (from The Quality Toolbox, 2nd Ed. by Nancy R. Tague, Quality Press, 2005).
I searched the ASQ Knowledge Center for articles that focus on the specific areas you mentioned you were interested in. I pulled some articles from my search results and have listed them below. I have also included a link to the full search results so that you can take a look at all of the articles I found.
Response Surface Methods articles (Here is the link to the search results I received):
- “Response Surface Methodology: A Retrospective and Literature Survey“, Journal of Quality Technology, Jan. 2004
- “For Starbucks, It’s in the Bag: How the java giant fine-tuned its sealing process and improved product quality“, Quality Progress, March 2011
- “Response Surface Methodology in Biotechnology“, Quality Engineering, April 2010
- “I-Optimal Versus D-Optimal Split-Plot Response Surface Designs“, Journal of Quality Technology, April 2012
- “Fractional Box-Behnken Designs for One-Step Response Surface Methodology“, Journal of Quality Technology, Oct. 2011
Split Plot Designs: (Full search results)
“A Case Study Involving Mixture-Process Variable Experiments within a Split-Plot Structure“, Quality Engineering, Jan. 2012
“D-Optimal and D-Efficient Equivalent-Estimation Second-Order Split-Plot Designs“, Journal of Quality Technology, Oct. 2010
“Product and Process Improvement Using Mixture-Process Variable Methods and Robust Optimization Techniques“, Journal of Quality Technology, April 2009
“Optimal Split-Plot Designs“, Journal of Quality Technology, Oct. 2001 (open access)
“Analysis Considerations in Industrial Split-Plot Experiments with Non-Normal Responses“, Journal of Quality Technology, April 2004
“A Modified Path of Steepest Ascent for Split-Plot Experiments“, Journal fo Quality Technology, Jan. 2005
“Unbalanced and Minimal Point Equivalent Estimation Second-Order Split-Plot Designs“, Journal of Quality Technology, Oct. 2007 (open access)
“Split-Plot Designs – What, Why, and How“, Journal of Quality Technology, Oct. 2009
“How to Analyze a Split-Plot Experiment“, Quality Progress, Dec. 2004
MANOVA: (Full search results)
“Two-Way MANOVA With Unequal Cell Sizes and Unequal Cell Covariance Matrices“, Technometrics, Nov. 2011
“Approval Criteria for Multivariate Measurement Systems“, Journal of Quality Technology, April 2008
“Analysis of Two-dimensional Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility“, Quality Engineering, Jan. 2007
Repeated Measures designs and analysis: (Full search results)
“Application of the Repeated Measures (Split-Plot) Design to the Development of Processes for Drug Substances“, Quality Engineering, Dec. 2003
“Analysis of Functional Responses From Robust Design Studies“, Journal of Quality Technology, Oct. 2002 (open access)
I hope that this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need additional assistance.
ASQ Research Librarian