Accession Number:

ADA043242

Title:

Response Surface Methodology Revisited: A Commentary on Research Strategy.

Descriptive Note:

Interim scientific rept. Sep 75-Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

CANYON RESEARCH GROUP INC WESTLAKE VILLAGE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

This paper reexamines five papers published in a special edition of Human Facotrs, August 1973, attempting to explain and illustrate the characteristics and applications of central-composite designs in the context of response-surface methodology. A detailed analysis is provided to show that the experimental papers 1 fail to illustrate the most important and useful features of response surface methodology designs as proposed by G.E.P. Box and his associates 2 employ questionable procedures not specific to RSM that permit interpretations of results not considered by the investigators and 3 do not constitute an experimental evaluation of the effectiveness of RSM central-composite designs as suggested by the investigators. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE