Paul’s (oversimplified and biased) response surface decision tree

I just gave a lecture to our UQ class on response surfaces, and I went over the attached slide containing a “decision tree” for choosing a response surface. The purpose for the class was to get the students asking questions about their “uncertain quantity of interest” before blindly applying a method — since I don’t expect them to know the details of all the methods, yet.

I might develop this further with more branches and hyperlinks to relevant research papers. Feel free to leave any comments!