Definitive Screening Designs
Factor screening is an important beginning to an experimental program for characterizing and then improving the performance of a product or process. The idea behind factor screening (or more simply, screening) is to identify the few factors that have the most substantial effects on the response of interest. Screening depends on the assumption that the Pareto principle applies. That is, most of the variation in any system is generally due to just a few driving factors.
Screening designs are popular, in part, because they generally require comparatively few runs especially considering the many factors being ...