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ERIC Number: EJ829437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
A Realistic Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis Project
Muske, Kenneth R.; Myers, John A.
Chemical Engineering Education, v41 n1 p31-38 Win 2007
A realistic applied chemical engineering experimental design and statistical analysis project is documented in this article. This project has been implemented as part of the professional development and applied statistics courses at Villanova University over the past five years. The novel aspects of this project are that the students are given a budget with which to perform their experimental study and the experimental results are made available to the students one day after an experiment is requested. Although a process simulation is generating the experimental results, the intent is to mimic a realistic experimental study where the results are not available immediately and there is an economic limit imposed on the amount of information that can be obtained. This approach requires the students to efficiently plan and adjust their experimental study over the course of the project. (Contains 3 figures.)
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A