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, ??? (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
Midterm Exam: Tuesday 10/20 12:00-1:30 (Location: TBA)
No calculator, one sheet of notes (two sides) allowed. Consider putting this on your sheet: Formula sheet

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

Intro (Sep. 1): Lec1.pdf     Reading: chapter 1 (brief course overview), chapters 2 and 4 (review), and chapter 5 (new material on SPSS)


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)

HW1 (Due 3PM, Wed. 9/9): HW1.pdf   HW1Piai.sav   HW1Sol.pdf


Some Advice
Math Review Sheet
SPSS links
Cluster Information
Virtual Andrew


2104 Exams

Old Exams

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   Final2013RP309.pdf Final2013S309Sol.pdf  
Final2012S309.pdf   Final2012RP309.pdf Final2012S309Sol.pdf  
Final2010S309.pdf   Final2010RP309.pdf   Final2010Sol309.pdf