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Whether you are a professor, student, or researcher, Stat-Ease has the resources to help you succeed in design of experiments (DOE). Check out our software, tutorials, free webinars, training, support forum, blog, articles & case studies, books, and newsletters below. For specific questions, try using the Search function.

"No doubt that Design-Expert® is an excellent piece of software but above all I feel that your speedy replies to technical problems, online support materials, the Stat-Ease newsletter and training are the backbone to it! Your books on DOE and RSM Simplified and the training courses in Minneapolis really helped me in understanding the core techniques of experimental design. I loved the side bars in your books, your training materials, and of course the videos during breaks in the training session in Minneapolis. Thank you once again for all your help and support."
—Mahesh Shivhare, The University of Newcastle

Design-Expert software is the best tool for design of experiments. It gives valuable information to the experimenter and tells them enough to know if their experiments are good or not. Design-Expert will make my study and research much easier than other software packages and it will help me to publish more work. I will recommend that my university buy this software for masters, PhD and undergraduate students.”
--Omar Ahmed, PhD Student, Australia

“This menu-driven program will set up a wide range of experimental designs and the 3D response surface graphics are stunning.”
—Dr. Stephen L. Morgan, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The University of South Carolina

Online Interactive Tour & Tutorials

If you have the software but need help learning how to use it, click on the Video Tutorials tab located here. You will also find it helpful to work through the software tutorials (see link below).

1. Design-Expert Tutorials—Become familiar with the Design-Expert's features and capabilities and work through the problems provided to deepen your understanding.

Stat-Ease offers free webinars on a variety of subjects several times during the year. You can register for any upcoming webinars at http://www.statease.com/training/webinar.html. Also on that page are listings of past webinars with recordings that you can view at you leisure.



The quickest and easiest way to learn design of experiments is to attend a 2-day workshop. The class most suited to beginners is "Experiment Design Made Easy." This computer-intensive workshop covers the practical aspects of DOE. You will learn all about simple, but powerful two-level factorial designs.

Stat-Ease offers workshops for beginning through advanced experimenters. For a schedule of upcoming classes and prices, click here. We offer both public and private on-site training. To register for a public workshop, go to our Workshop Registration page. For more information on training, visit our web site, e-mail the Workshop Coordinator, or call 612.746.2038.

For those of you who don't have the time or money to attend a live workshop, we offer a variety of online classes through the Stat-Ease Academy. The Stat-Ease Academy offers e-learning content on a variety of topics. Learn basic statistics and the fundamentals of DOE at your convenience. No traveling necessary! All courses are now available free of charge. Click here to learn more and sign up for a workshop today here.

We offer multiple student, multiple class, and academic discounts. Contact the Workshop Coordinator for details.

Statistical Support

Before going any further please avail yourself of the educational resources laid out in one of these sites—whichever fits your situation best:

Furthermore, consider investing in DOE training provided by Stat-Ease—see what’s available here.

If you still have questions and reside outside of the USA, please click here and contact a Stat-Ease software distributor in your region of the world. Stat-Ease itself offers a limited amount of free statistical support to its network users and those with current Annual Support & Maintenance (ASM) agreements, particularly when the question relates specifically to our software, for example where to find a certain design of experiment or how to apply a distinct statistical tool. However, if you need general advice on designing your unique experiment, please get a quote for our Consulting Services—see below.

Those of you who cannot get funding for paid consulting can post your question to the LinkedIn Design of Experiment (DOE) Group, where a wide variety of DOE experts, including our statistical staff, freely provide advice. Otherwise, to see if your question qualifies for free support, click this StatHelp portal.

Stats Made Easy Blog

Mark Anderson publishes "a wry look at all things statistical and/or scientific with an engineering perspective" in his Stats Made Easy blog. Check out his fun posts here.


Stat-Ease offers a wealth of articles on DOE. If you would like to learn more about this subject, we recommend you begin with the articles below.

1. Trimming the FAT out of Experimental Methods—This article is a primer on DOE versus the traditional OFAT method of experimentation.

2. Trimming the FAT: Part II—This follow-up article offers a case study that illustrates how a two-level factorial DOE can reveal a breakthrough interaction.

3. Rethink Experiment Design—This is another article on DOE versus the traditional OFAT method.

4. Eight Keys to Successful DOE—Using DOE successfully depends on understanding eight fundamental concepts which are explained in this article.

5. Design of Experiments—A Primer—This article looks at some of the basic DOE concepts that are necessary for practitioners to understand.

Click here to go the Articles page and see all available DOE articles and case studies.


Visit the Stat-Ease bookstore for recommended books on DOE. To get you off to a good start we suggest:

Formulation Simplified Book

1. "DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, 3rd Edition," by Anderson & Whitcomb—This updated introductory text covers all of the basic essentials and is filled with interesting anecdotes and sidebars that make it fun to read.

Bring the DOE Simplified, 3rd Edition book to life with it's companion e-learning experience, the DOE Simplified Launchpad. This completely narrated presentation of the first three chapters of the book includes hands-on exercises and is designed to bring you up to speed on the basics of the two-level factorial design.  For more information, click here.

2. RSM Simplified: Optimizing Processes Using Response Surface Methods for Design of Experiments, 2nd Edition, by Anderson & Whitcomb—This book is the next step in your DOE education. Its simple and fun approach is for those who desire knowledge on response surface methods, but dislike the academic nature of other books on the topic.

3. Formulation Simplified: Finding the Sweet Spot through Design and Analysis of Experiments with Mixtures, by Anderson, Whitcomb, & Bezener—Formulation Simplified deviates significantly from all other statistical texts on design of experiments (DOE) for mixtures by making these powerful methods easy to study and fun to read. The authors provide a rich array of insightful case studies that illustrate the essentials of mixture DOE. Real-world examples are offered as problems at the end of many chapters for those who are serious about trying these new tools on their own. 

Newsletters, FAQs and DOE Resources

Use the search bar above for answers to your specific questions. You will find a wealth of information in Mark Anderson's bi-monthly e-mail newsletter, the DOE FAQ Alert. Sign up to receive the latest FAQ's, alerts to timely articles, free software updates, and interesting tidbits.

Check out our printed newsletter, the Stat-Teaser. In it you will find fun experiments, DOE articles, software and workshop news, and much more. To sign up for the printed edition, e-mail info@statease.com with your full name and address. Be sure and note that you are signing up for the Stat-Teaser. (North America only—all others should sign up for the "DOE FAQ Alert" to be notified when the latest Stat-Teaser is available for download.)

Stat-Ease offers a large collection of case studies and articles on DOE. Look for applications in your industry.

Technical (Non-Statistical) Support

(If you have a question on how to best use our software, please proceed to information on Statistical Support or Consulting Services provided below.) Having problems with software installation, activation, or program usage? Stat-Ease offers free technical support to its annual network license users and those with current Annual Support & Maintenance (ASM) agreements. Contact us by phone or e-mail and include the name of your organization, along with the serial number of the Design-Expert software license you are using (found under Help, About).

Phone: 612.378.9449
E-mail: support@statease.com

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