Scientific Thinking – the Modern Way

“Scientific thinking” the modern way [the broken link was removed] by Bill Harris:

What does this all mean? It simply means that Fisher’s designed experiments give us better and faster means to extract insight from tests on system dynamics models than the old one-factor-at-a-time approach.

I thank Deb Schenk, then (and perhaps now) statistician at Hewlett-Packard Company, for teaching me and others about the design of experiments using Statistics for Experimenters: An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building back in 1981-82.

I admit to a bit of bias, in seeing my father’s book (Statistics for Experimenters 2nd edition was published last year by the way), referenced but Bill Harris is exactly right in the power of design of experiments. The most recent post [the broken link was removed] discusses Ackoff’s excellent f-Laws and a previous post discusses Deming (titled, It’s the process [the broken link was removed]) so I couldn’t resist adding a post myself.

Related: design of experiments postsAckoff’s New Book: Management f-Laws

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