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
  [Section B]: Thursdays, 1:30-2:50
  [Section C]: Fridays, 12:00-1:20
  [Section D]: Fridays, 1:30-2:50
Office Hours: 

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:


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)


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


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