Authors:Evaristo Jiménez-Contreras, Daniel Torres-Salinas, Rafael Moreno, Rosario Baños, and Emilio López-Cózar
The possibilities of the Response Surface Methodology (RSM) has been explored within the ambit of Scientific Activity Analysis.
The case of the system “Departments of the Area of Health Sciences of the University of Navarre (Spain)” has been studied
in relation to the system “Scientific Community in the Health Sciences”, from the perspective of input/output models (factors/response).
It is concluded that the RSM reveals the causal relationships between factors and responses through the construction of polynomial
mathematical models. Similarly, quasiexperimental designs are proposed, these permitting scientific activity to be analysed
with minimum effort and cost and high accuracy.