EDS: The Experimental Design Simulator
A computer program was developed to realistically simulate a broad variety of experiments with established factors and response models. The program, entitled the ‘Experimental Design Simulator’ (EDS) is a 32-bit Microsoft WindowsTM application that simulates experiments for the purpose of evaluating experimental parameters and experimental designs. EDS is applied to teaching experimental statistics and experimental design, while improving cost effectiveness. The program was developed to demonstrate the application of stochastic simulation methods to experimental design evaluation. ^ EDS simulates ten different data distributions so that complex multi-factor, multi-distribution systems can be evaluated where propagation of error methods can not be applied. Multiple responses can be simulated for dependent and independent functions, and response values can be used as factors in subsequent response models. Covariant and interacting factors may be incorporated as multiple factor based responses and applied in secondary responses. Complex experimental systems can be simulated, and data can be processed and evaluated realistically. Complex experiments can be examined and evaluated with minimal cost. Results from actual experiments can be compared to simulated experimental results. The stochastic approach to experimental system and design evaluation as demonstrated by EDS is a powerful tool in improving the utilization, effectiveness and efficiency of experimental design in research and has an application in improving teaching methods. ^
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David Philip Cunningham,
"EDS: The Experimental Design Simulator"
Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access).