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) 
Labs: 
  [Section A]: Thursdays, 12:00-1:20, Baker 140C and F (TAs: Liz and Rebecca)
  [Section B]: Thursdays, 1:30-2:50, Baker 140F (TA: Carmen)
  [Section C]: Fridays, 12:00-1:20, Baker 140C and F (TA2: Joseph and Jennifer)
  [Section D]: Fridays, 1:30-2:50, Baker 140F (TA: Kevin)
Office Hours: Howard: M 3-4, T 3-4, W 8:30-9:30AM and by appointment in BH232H
              TAs:  (in Wean Hall 8110) Lee: Mondays 5:00-6:00, Amanda: Tuesdays 4:00-5:00
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  
TAs: Lee Richardson (Mon. 5PM office hour), Amanda Luby (Tue. 4PM office hour), Liz Liao (Lab A), Rachel McCrory (Lab A), Carmen Khoo (Lab B), Joseph Kim (Lab C), Jennifer Lee (Lab C), Kevin Setzo (Lab D)
36-749 TA: Lee Richardson

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)
Theory with t-test and ANOVA examples (Sept. 2): Lec2.pdf     Reading: chapter 6 (t-test) and chapter 7 (ANOVA)
Experimental Design Principles (Threats) (Sept. 9): Lec3.pdf     Reading: chapter 8 (Threats)
Regression (Sept. 16): Lec4.pdf     Reading: chapter 9 (Regression)

Textbook

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.

Labs

Lab 1: SPSS and EDA (Aug. 29/30): Lab1.pdf     Download to desktop: Lab1Remainder.sav   Lab1Sol.pdf

Lab 2: Theory with t-test and ANOVA (Sep. 4/5): Read before lab: Lab2Preview.pdf     Lab2.pdf     Download to desktop: rathandling.dat   program.sav   Lab2Sol.pdf

Lab 3: Design Principles and Threats (Sep. 11/12): Read before lab: Lab3Preview.pdf     Lab3.pdf
(For those interested in syntax: Lab3Syntax.pdf)
Download to desktop: ScareMemory.sav   assume.sav   Lab3Sol.pdf

Lab 4: Regression (Sep. 18/19): Read before lab: Lab4Preview.pdf     Lab4.pdf
(For those interested in syntax: Lab4Syntax.pdf)
Download to desktop: string.sav   marigold.dat   Lab4Sol.pdf

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

HW1: HW1.pdf   HW1Wilson.sav   HW1Sol.pdf
HW2: HW2.pdf   Kuhn.sav   HW2Sol.pdf
HW3: HW3.pdf   Flynn, et al. Article for Problem 1   Zimmer-Gembeck, et al. Article for Problem 2   HW3Sol.pdf
HW4: HW4.pdf   HW4DMS.csv   HW4Question2.sav   HW4Sol.pdf

Links

Some Advice
Math Review Sheet
SPSS links
Cluster Information
Virtual Andrew

Exams

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