Simulation and Experimental Research Design Analytical Essay by Nicky

A look at the coherence between the use of simulation and experimental research design.
# 150334 | 803 words | 2 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2012 in Research Designs (General)

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This paper is a broad literature review on the use of simulation with experimental research design. The paper focuses on "design of experiments" or DOA, showing how it has had an impact of various fields. These include agriculture and computer technology. The paper cites the seminal works of various experts in this field and elaborates on the significance of their studies.

From the Paper:

"Chen, Tsui, Barton and Mechesheimer (2004) additionally state that the initial conditions for 'steady-state simulations...are "often chosen for convenience rather than relevance," (2004) p.270 The example stated is that a simulation of a computer network may begin with "...all servers and relay nodes operational and no demands on the system. Here, the simulation output of the warm-up period biases the estimated response. The length of the warm-up period affects the total time required for experimentation." (Chen, Tsui, Barton and Mechesheimer, 2004) p. 270. Chen, Tsui, Barton, and Mechesheimer (2004) state the fact that analysts have control over many things during the course of a simulation study. There are many things which are under the control of analysts during the simulation study. Analysts have control over many things during the course of a simulation study. This is stated to include the "maximum run time for terminating simulations.
For steady-state simulations this control includes the specification of the warm-up period as well as the run lengths including the time-series output is averaged or aggregated into batches." (2004) p. 271 The choice of the number of batches and batch sizes important topic of research in itself..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kleijnen, Jack P.C., Sanchez, Susan M., Lucas, Thomas W. (2005) A User's Guide the Brave New World of Designing Simulation Experiments. State of the Art Review. INFORMS Journal on Computing. Vo.. 17, No. 3 Summer 2005.
  • Chen, Victoria C.P.,, Kwok-Leung, Tsui, Barton, Russell R., and Mechesheimer, Martin (2006) A Review On Design, Modeling and Applications of Computer Experiments. IIE Transactions (2006) 38 273-291.

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