|Short Description:||Experimental Design|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||010103 - Statistics|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: STA2300 or STA1003 or equivalent 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.