Overview for Analyze Factorial Design

Use Analyze Factorial Design to analyze a designed experiment. You can analyze four different types of factorial designs:
  • 2-level factorial design
  • General full factorial design
  • Plackett-Burman design
  • Split-plot design
For more information on factorial designs, go to Which standard designs can Minitab create? and click "Factorial designs".

You can analyze your design after you create or define a factorial design and add at least one response column in your worksheet.

For example, a group of engineers wants to investigate the effects of three factors on the warping that occurs in copper plates. After the engineers collect the data, they enter the response data in an empty column in the worksheet and analyze the design.

Where to find this analysis

Stat > DOE > Factorial > Analyze Factorial Design

When to use an alternate analysis

If you have a binary response variable, use Analyze Binary Response for Factorial Design.