Screening experiments are performed to eliminate unimportant factors so that the remaining important factors can be more thoroughly studied in later experiments. Sequential bifurcation (SB) is a recent screening method that is well suited for simulation experiments; the challenge is to prove the "correctness" of the results. This paper proposes controlled sequential bifurcation, a procedure that incorporates a hypothesis-testing approach into SB to control error and power. A detailed algorithm is given, conditions that guarantee performance are provided, and an empirical evaluation is presented.
- Factor screening
- Sequential bifurcation
- Simulation: design of experiments
- Statistical analysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Management Science and Operations Research