Statistics 240
Elementary Data Analysis &
Experimental Design

Spring 2006

Instructor:   Janice Gifford
Office:   Clapp 415
Phone:     x2236
email:      jgifford@mtholyoke.edu

Classroom: Clapp 407

Meeting Times:  Tu & Th 1:15-2:30, F 2:15-3:05

Office Hours: by appointment - Sign up sheet outside 415 Clapp

Description: The textbook we will be using is "Introduction to Design and Analysis of Experiments" by George Cobb. (Mr. Cobb is a faculty member at Mount Holyoke.)  We will be using the computer on a regular basis.

There will be homework assignments each week. Some homework problems will be discussed in class and others will be collected for grading. Working on homework problems with other students in the class is important. You may discuss the problems with each other, but each of you must write up your own solutions.

Grades will be based on a midterm exam, final exam, data analysis project, weekly homework, and class participation.

Homework & class participation -- 20%
Midterm exam (open book) ------- 20%
Data analysis project & paper ---- 30%
Final exam (open book) -----------  30%

The schedule below is subject to revision.

Schedule

 Week Chapter Topic 1   1/31 Ch. 2 Intro to Basic Designs; Informal Analysis 2   2/7 Ch. 4 Decisions about the content of the experiment. 3   2/14 Ch. 5 (1-4) Randomization & the basic factorial design 4   2/21 Ch 5 cont. Begin Ch. 6 (1-3) Basic factorial continued. 5   2/28 Ch 6 (1-3) Crossing & Interaction, the 2-way factorial design. 6   3/7 Ch 7 (1-5) Designs with Blocking 7   3/14 Ch.8 & Exam Working with the four basic designs 8   3/21 BREAK BREAK 9   3/28-3/31 Ch. 9 Extending the basic designs by factorial crossing. 10  4/4-4/7 Ch. 11 Comparisons, Contrasts, & Confidence Intervals. 11  4/11-4/14 Ch.12 (Proj Des. Due) Assumptions, checks & remedies & Projects 12  4/18-4/21 Ch 12 (cont.) Assumptions, checks & remedies, Projects, & Review 13  4/25-4/28 Ch. 14 & Exam Continuous Responses and Regression 14  5/2-5/5 Proj. Outline due Class Presentations of Projects 15  5/9 Class Presentations of Projects

Revised March 28, 2006