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How can I use averaged output Y's (with measured variances) to analyze DOE results?

paul_h_anderson

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Jan 21, 2015

I'm running a split-plot, 18 factor, mixed level DOE. There will be ~20 complex Y's as outputs. Each test will create a lot of output data for each Y variable.
To simplify analysis, I will calculate scalar means and variances for each Y variable for each test.
It seems straightforward to use scalar Y means data to perform analysis, such as Fit Model.
Intuitively, just using the means data doesn't take advantage of the known variances of each test's means.

How do I perform analysis of my sampled means and include the effects of the variances, associated with each mean point?

Thanks, Paul

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louv

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Jun 23, 2011

Just use the mean for your response in one column and add the standard deviation for the Y as well. When you analyze pick your target for the mean (minimize, maximize, or target) and also your standard deviation (presumably minimize).