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 DH2315 (Tuesdays only) 
  [Section A]: Thursdays, 12:00-1:20, Baker 140C and F, Computer Labs
  [Section B]: Thursdays, 1:30-2:50, Baker 140F, Computer Lab
  [Section C]: Fridays, 12:00-1:20, Baker 140C and F, Computer Labs
  [Section D]: Fridays, 1:30-2:50, Baker 140F, Computer Lab
Office Hours: Howard: M 3-4, T 4-5, W 8:30-9:30AM and by appointment in BH232H
              TAs: TBA
Midterm Exam: Tuesday 10/14 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: Date and Location TBA Do not make plane reservations before you know when the exam is!
No calculator allowed. Bring one sheet of notes (two sides allowed).

Staff Information

Professor: Howard Seltman  
36-749 TA: TBA

Lecture Notes

Intro (August 26): Lec1.pdf     Reading: chapter 1 (brief course overview), chapters 2 and 4 (review), and chapter 5 (new material on SPSS)


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.


Lab 1: SPSS and EDA (Aug. 29/30): 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: HW1.pdf   HW1Sol.pdf


Some Advice
Math Review Sheet
SPSS links
Cluster Information
Virtual Andrew


Old Exams

Final2013S309.pdf   Final2013RP309.pdf Final2013S309Sol.pdf  
Final2012S309.pdf   Final2012RP309.pdf Final2012S309Sol.pdf  
Final2010S309.pdf   Final2010RP309.pdf   Final2010Sol309.pdf
MidTerm2013.pdf   MT2013RP.pdf   MidTerm2013Sol.pdf
MidTerm2012.pdf   MT2012RP.pdf   MidTerm2012Sol.pdf
Mini Self-Exam.pdf
Midterm2010.pdf   Result Pack   Solutions