36-309/749 Experimental Design for Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Course Information

Syllabus: (pdf file)

Meeting Times:

Lectures: 12:00-1:20 DH2210 (Tuesdays only) 
  [Section A]: Thursdays, 12:00-1:20, Baker 140C and F (TAs: LeShaun Jones, Michael Rosenberg, Carmen Khoo)
  [Section B]: Thursdays, 1:30-2:50, Baker 140F (TA: Shane Campbell)
  [Section C]: Fridays, 12:00-1:20, Wean 5201/5202 (TAs: Emily Helfer, Isabelle Tseng, Brandon Sherman, Kate Monoskey)
  [Section D]: Fridays, 1:30-2:50, Baker 140F (TA: Francois Ban)
Office Hours: Howard: M 3-4, T 3-4, W 8:30-9:30AM and by appointment in BH232H
              TAs:  (in Porter 117) Brandon Sherman: Mondays 5:00-6:00, Kate Monoskey: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30

Final Exam: TBA (Do not make travel plans before knowing the date!!)
No calculator allowed. Bring one sheet of notes (two sides allowed).

Staff Information

Professor: Howard Seltman  
36-749 TA: Carmen Khoo


The text book is on-line at http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~hseltman/309/Book/

An alternate textbook choice is Doing Statistics with SPSS by Kerr, Hall and Kozub (Sage Publications, 2002, ISBN 0 7619 7385 0). If you use this book, be sure to print out the Errata.

Lecture Notes

Final Review (Dec. 8): LecFR.pdf
Mixed Models (HLM) (Dec. 1): Lec11.pdf   Lec11-4up.pdf     Reading: chapter 15
Categorical Outcomes (Nov. 17): Lec10.pdf   Lec10-4up.pdf     Reading: chapter 16
Within-Subject Designs (Nov. 10): Lec9.pdf   Lec9-4up.pdf     Reading: chapter 14
Contrasts and Multiple Complarisons (Nov. 3): Lec8.pdf   Lec8-4up.pdf     Reading: chapter 13
Power (Oct. 27): Lec7.pdf   Lec7-4up.pdf     Reading: chapter 12
Midterm Review (Oct. 13): LecMR.pdf   LecMR-4up.pdf
Two-way ANOVA (Oct. 6): Lec6.pdf   Lec6-4up.pdf     Reading: chapter 11
ANCOVA (Sep. 29): Lec5.pdf   Lec5-4up.pdf     Reading: chapter 10
Simple Linear Regression (Sep. 22): Lec4.pdf   Lec4-4up.pdf     Reading: chapter 9
Experimental Design Principles (Sep. 15): Lec3.pdf   Lec3-4up.pdf     Reading: chapter 8
Theory (Sep. 8): Lec2.pdf   (Lec2-4up.pdf)     Reading: chapters 6 (t-test) and 7 (one-way ANOVA)
Intro (Sep. 1): Lec1.pdf     Reading: chapter 1 (brief course overview), chapters 2 and 4 (review), and chapter 5 (new material on SPSS)


Lab 11: Mixed Models (Dec. 3/4): Lab11Preview.pdf     Lab11.pdf     learnMM.sav     HiSclBeyond.sav     Lab11Sol.pdf
Lab 10: Categorical Outcomes (Nov. 19/20): Lab10Preview.pdf     Lab10.pdf     fiber.sav     donner.sav     Lab10Task5.pdf     oring.sav     Lab10Sol.pdf
Lab 9: Within-Subjects Designs (Nov. 12/13): Lab9Preview.pdf     Lab9.pdf     quervain.txt     energy2.sav     Lab9Sol.pdf
Lab 8: Contrasts and Multiple Comparisons (Nov. 5/6): Lab8Preview.pdf     Lab8.pdf     wafer08.sav     ginkgo.sav     algebra2.xlsx     Lab8Sol.pdf
Lab 7: Power ANOVA (Oct. 29/30): Lab7Preview.pdf     Lab7.pdf     piface.jar     Lab7Sol.pdf
Lab 6: Two-way ANOVA (Oct. 8/9): Lab6Preview.pdf     Lab6.pdf     Lab6Syntax.pdf     ginkgoL6.sav    Lab6Sol.pdf
Lab 5: ANCOVA (Oct. 1/2): Lab5Preview.pdf     Lab5.pdf     Lab5Syntax.pdf     FearAnger.sav    algebra.sav    Lab5Sol.pdf
Lab 4: Simple Linear Regression (Sep. 23/25): Lab4Preview.pdf     Lab4.pdf     Lab4Syntax.pdf     string.sav    marigold.dat    Lab4Sol.pdf
Lab 3: Design Principles (Sep. 17/18): Lab3Preview.pdf     Lab3.pdf     Lab3Syntax.pdf     Download to desktop: ScareMemory.sav   assume.sav   Lab3Sol.pdf
Lab 2: t-test and one-way ANVOA (Sep. 10/11): Lab2Preview.pdf   Lab2.pdf     Download to desktop: rathandling.dat   Data files for Task 3    program.sav     Lab2Sol.pdf
Lab 1: SPSS and EDA (Sep. 3/4): Lab1.pdf     Download to desktop: Lab1Remainder.sav   Lab1Sol.pdf

Homework: All homework is due by 3:00 PM Wednesdays to BH132L (or in class Tuesday)

HW11 (Due 3PM, Wed. 12/9): HW11-309.pdf   HW11-749.pdf   seizures.sav   HW11-309Sol.pdf HW11-749Sol.pdf
HW10 (Due 3PM, Wed. 11/25): HW10.pdf   quest.sav   hw10.sav     HW10Sol.pdf
HW9 (Due 3PM, Wed. 11/18): HW9.pdf   choke1.sav   choke2.sav     HW9Sol.pdf
HW8 (Due 3PM, Wed. 11/11): HW8.pdf   Beer.sav   Serenity309.sav   Serenity749.sav     HW8Sol.pdf
HW7 (Due 3PM, Wed. 11/4): HW7.pdf   HW7Sol.pdf
HW6 (Due 3PM, Wed. 10/14): HW6.pdf   shallAllocation.dat   build.sav       HW6Sol.pdf
HW5 (Due 3PM, Wed. 10/7): HW5.pdf   bike1.sav   bike2.sav       HW5Sol.pdf
HW4 (Due 3PM, Wed. 9/30): HW4.pdf   playfoot.sav   HW4Fake.sav       HW4Sol.pdf
HW3 (Due 3PM, Wed. 9/23): HW3.pdf   Kang.sav   Article     HW3Sol.pdf
HW2 (Due 3PM, Wed. 9/16): HW2 .pdf   medieval.dat   Helsinki.sav   HW2Sol.pdf
HW1 (Due 3PM, Wed. 9/9): HW1.pdf   HW1Piai.sav   HW1Sol.pdf


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Math Review Sheet
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2104 Exams

Old Exams

MT2015UGRP.pdf   MT2015GradRP.pdf   Midterm2015Sol.pdf
Midterm2014Catchup.pdf (detailed solutions)
Midterm2014UG.pdf   MT2014UGRP.pdf   Midterm2014UGSol.pdf
Midterm2014Grad.pdf   MT2014GradRP.pdf   Midterm2014GradSol.pdf
MidTerm2013.pdf   MT2013RP.pdf   MidTerm2013SolUG.pdf
MidTerm2012.pdf   MT2012RP.pdf   MidTerm2012Sol.pdf
Mini Self-Exam.pdf
Midterm2010.pdf   Result Pack   Solutions

Final2014S309.pdf   Final2014RP309.pdf   Final2014S309Sol.pdf
Final2013S309.pdf   Final2013RP.pdf Final2013S309Sol.pdf  
Final2012S309.pdf   Final2012RP309.pdf Final2012S309Sol.pdf  
Final2010S309.pdf   Final2010RP309.pdf   Final2010Sol309.pdf