Design of Experiments Guide > Screening Designs > Overview of Screening Designs
Publication date: 05/24/2021

Overview of Screening Designs

Screening experiments tend to be small and are aimed at identifying the factors that affect a response. Because identification is the goal (rather than sophisticated modeling), continuous factors in a screening design are typically set at only two levels. However, a screening situation might also involve discrete numeric or categorical factors, in which case classical screening designs might not fit your situation. The Screening Design platform can handle all three types of factors: two-level continuous factors, categorical factors, and discrete numeric factors.

There are two types of designs:

Classical designs: For situations where standard screening designs exist, you can choose from a list that includes fractional factorial designs, Plackett-Burman, Cotter, and mixed-level designs.

Main effects screening designs: Whether a standard design is available, you can ask JMP to construct a main effects screening design. These designs are orthogonal or near orthogonal and focus on estimating main effects in the presence of negligible interactions. See Main Effects Screening Designs.

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