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# ENCH 701 / ENEN 621 MINITAB Workshop

Experimental Design
&
Error Analysis
(ENCH 701 / ENEN 621)

Minitab
Wo r k s h o p
Part Two

Jalal Abedi
2011

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## 1. Using Minitab for One-Way ANOVA

To illustrate the use of Minitab for the one-factor ANOVA, enter data as shown below. Since the data
have been stored in an unstacked format, with each level in a separate column. Select

## STAT → ANOVA → One-Way (Unstacked)….

In the “Responses (in separate columns):” edit box, enter C1 C2 C3 C4. Select 95 % confidence level.

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Select “Graphs…” and select “Boxplots of data”. Click OK button. Click OK button again.

## Your output results should be similar to picture below:

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Now, decide whether all four kinds of catalyst have equal means? Doing this, you have finished the first
sample problem.

## Stat → ANOVA → One-Way….

Enter the column in which the response variable is stored in the Response edit box and the column in
which the factor is stored in the Factor edit box.

## 2. Using Minitab for the Randomized Block Designs

The procedure for using Minitab for the randomized block design requires that the data be in a stacked
format. To illustrate the use of Minitab for the randomized block design, enter data as shown below.
Select

## STAT → ANOVA → Two-Way….

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Enter “Response” or “C3”, “Year” or “C1” and “Station” or “C2” into the “Response:”, “Row
factor:” and “Column factor:” edit boxes respectively. Enter 95 % as the “Confidence Level:” and
click OK button.

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## Your results should look like to:

Exercise: Interpret your results and discuss about the treatment and block effects.

## 3. Using Minitab for the General Factorial Design

To illustrate the use of Minitab for the 2k factorial design, enter data as shown below. Select

## STAT → ANOVA → Balanced ANOVA….

Note that the factor A is stored in “C1”, Factor B in “C2”, Factor C in “C3”, Factor D in “C4” and Isatin
yield in “C5”.

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In the Balanced ANOVA dialog box, enter “C5” or “Isatin Yield” in the “Response:” edit box. In the
“Model:” edit box, enter the terms to be included in the model. For the 24 design enter “C1 C2 C3 C4
C1*C2 C1*C3 C1*C4 C2*C3 C2*C4 C3*C4 C1*C2*C3*C4”.

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Click “Graphs…” and select “Four in one”. Select OK button. Select OK button again.

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Select

## Stat → ANOVA → Main Effects Plot….

Select “C4” for the “Response:” edit box and “C1 C2 C3” for the “Factors:” edit box and then click
OK button.

## You should get the following plot:

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Select

## Stat → ANOVA → Interactions Plot….

Select “C4” for the “Response:” edit box and “C1 C2 C3” for the “Factors:” edit box and then click
OK button.

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## You should get the following plot:

Exercise: Try to interpret all the results and plots that you have obtained in this sample problem.

## Stat → Regression → Regression

To illustrate the use of Minitab for simple linear regression with the drilling data, enter data as shown
below.

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Enter “Y” or “C2” in the “Response:” edit box and “X” or “C1” in “Predictors:” edit box.

Select the “Graphs…” and choose “Four in one” and then click OK button.

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Select “Options…” and enter 100 in the “Prediction intervals for new observations:” and set the
“Confidence level” to 95. Click OK button.

Select “Results…” and choose the third option in “Regression - Results” dialog box as shown in below
figure and then click OK button.

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## Click OK button. Your output results should be similar to:

Exercise: Interpret the results and tell whether, there is a linear relationship between the x and y.

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5. Factorial Design

## Stat → DOE → Factorial→

→ Create Factorial Design….

To illustrate the use of Minitab for Factorial Design for nitration process, first you should create a
factorial design as shown below.

In “Create Factorial Design” box, select “2-level factorial (default generators)” and set “Number of
factors” to 3.

Select the “Designs…” tab and choose “Full factorial” and set “Number of replicates” to 1 and click
“OK”.

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## Stat → DOE → Factorial→

→ Analyze Factorial Design….

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## Select “Graphs…” tab and set it as below and click “OK”.

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## Your results should look like below.

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