Supersaturated designs: Are our results significant?


Two-level supersaturated designs (SSDs) are designs that examine more than n− 1 factors in n runs. Although SSD literature for both construction and analysis is plentiful, the dearth of actual applications suggests that SSDs are still an unproven tool. Whether using forward selection or all-subsets regression, it is easy to select simple models from SSDs that explain a very large percentage of the total variation. Hence, naive p-values can persuade the user that included factors are indeed active. We propose the use of a global model randomization test in conjunction with all-subsets to more appropriately select candidate models of interest. For settings where the large number of factors makes repeated use of all-subsets expensive, we propose a short-cut approximation for the p-values. Finally, we propose a randomization test for reducing the number of terms in candidate models with small global p-values.

DOI: 10.1016/j.csda.2011.03.015

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@article{Edwards2011SupersaturatedDA, title={Supersaturated designs: Are our results significant?}, author={David J. Edwards and Robert W. Mee}, journal={Computational Statistics & Data Analysis}, year={2011}, volume={55}, pages={2652-2664} }