Experimental Design and Analysis for Process Improvement Part 1: Basics

  • Stephen B. Vardeman
  • J. Marcus Jobe
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


The first four chapters of this book provide tools for bringing a process to physical stability and then characterizing its behavior. The question of what to do if the resulting picture of the process is not to one’s liking remains. This chapter and the next present tools for addressing this issue. That is, Chaps. 5 and 6 concern statistical methods that support intelligent process experimentation and can provide guidance in improvement efforts.


Fitted Effect Polymer Resin Percent Weight Loss Sample Standard Deviation Normal Plot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen B. Vardeman
    • 1
  • J. Marcus Jobe
    • 2
  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Farmer School of BusinessMiami UniversityOxfordUSA

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