This brief yet comprehensive text covers the essentials of experimental design used by applied researchers in solving problems in the field. It is appropriate for a variety of experimental methods courses found in engineering and statistics departments. Students learn to use applied statistics for planning, running, and analyzing an experiment. The text includes 350+ problems taken from the author's actual industrial consulting experiences to give students valuable practice with real data and problem solving. The use of the computer is promoted and SAS (Statistical Analysis System) computer programs are incorporated to facilitate analysis. Coverage of the analysis of residuals, the concepts of resolution in fractional replications, the Plackett-Burman designs, and Taguchi techniques isnew to this edition.