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1978), and computer simulation (Kleijnen 1987). The following deﬁnitions are commonly used in DOE. The input parameters and structural assumptions to be varied during the experiment are called factors or design variables. Other names frequently used are predictor variables, input variables, regressors, or independent variables. The vector of design variables is represented as x = (x1 , . . , xk )T . Diﬀerent values of parameters are called levels. The levels can be scaled to the range from −1 to +1.
This problem is outside the domain of statistics. Its answer requires the speciﬁcation of a scientiﬁcally important diﬀerence, a reasonable sample size, and an acceptable error of the ﬁrst kind, cf. 4. The αd (δ) function provides a nonsubjective tool for understanding the δ values, a metastatistical rule that enables learning on the basis of a given RU rejection. As the examples demonstrate, NPT∗ tools enable the experimenter to control error probabilities in an objective manner. The situation considered so far is depicted in Fig.
The αd (δ) function provides a nonsubjective tool for understanding the δ values, a metastatistical rule that enables learning on the basis of a given RU rejection. As the examples demonstrate, NPT∗ tools enable the experimenter to control error probabilities in an objective manner. The situation considered so far is depicted in Fig. 5. 1 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Difference 70 80 90 100 Fig. 5. Plot of the observed signiﬁcance level αd (δ) as a function of δ, the possible true diﬀerence in means. Lower αd (δ) values support the assumption that there is a diﬀerence as large as δ.