Accession Number:

AD0748236

Title:

Response Surface Methodology Design Variants Useful in Human Performance Research

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Selected Response Surface Methodology RSM designs that are viable alternatives in human performance research are discussed. Two major RSM designs that are variations of the basic, blocked, central-composite design were selected for consideration central-composite designs with multiple observations at only the center point, and central-composite designs with multiple observations at each experimental point. Designs of the latter type are further categorized as designs which collapse data across all observations at the same experimental point between-subjects designs in which no subject is observed more than once, and observations at each experimental point may be multiple and unequal or multiple and equal and within-subject designs in which each subject is observed only once at each experimental point. The ramifications of these designs are discussed in terms of various criteria such as rotatability, orthogonal blocking, and estimates of error.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE