Biometry 802: Experimental Design


Both as a consumer and a producer of science it is important to understand the process of conducting research. In this course we will examine the process from the "question stage" to the "report stage" and back again. Along the lines we will examine the statistical tools we have for formulating models, efficiently collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data. By the end the course it is hoped that you will have developed the skills needed to design and analyze simple experiments. It is also important that you understand the underlying concepts. It is the underlying concepts which will allow you to handle situations not specifically covered in the course.

Course Info

Instructor:Steve Kachman
Office:104 D Miller Hall
Office Hours:MWF 10:00-11:30 and by appointment
TA:Bruce DeGroot
Text Book:Design of Experiments: Statistical Principles of Research Design and Analysis, Robert Kuehl
Prerequisites:Biometry 801
  • Estimation including confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Analysis of variance
  • Regression
  • SAS
Homework:Approximately once a week
  • 20% will be deducted for each day late.
Exams:Two exams, will be announced at least one week in advance
Final Exam: 7:30-9:30 am Friday, Dec. 15
  • Revise travel plans accordingly.
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