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ERIC Number: ED141385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Response Surface Methodology Revisited: A Commentary on Research Strategy.
Simon, Charles W.
Five papers published in a special edition of Human Factors, August 1973 are examined in an attempt to explain and illustrate the characteristics and applications of central-composite designs in the context of response-surface methodology (RSM). 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/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Canyon Research Group, Inc., Westlake Village, CA.