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STA3300 Experimental Design

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences


Pre-requisite: STA2300 or approval of examiner


This course covers principles of design such as randomisation, replication, factorial arrangement and blocking. The emphasis is on general principles of design and analysis of experimental data rather than in describing the details of particular design layouts. Consideration is given to checking of assumptions and quality of data, robustness, prior and posterior analysis, contrasts, confounding, covariates, error control and reduction, and interpretation of results. Practical experience is gained in designing, carrying out, analysing and writing up the report from the results of an experimental study. Methods of analysis and different models are discussed and practised, mainly using the SPSS software package.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 External
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba