Introduction to Experimental Design and Survey Sampling
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course provides an introduction to two related areas of statistics -- experimental design and survey sampling. Topics covered in experimental design include randomization and replication; completely randomized and randomized complete block experiments; designs and analysis of variance (ANOVA) tables for fixed, random and mixed effects models; and efficiency of designs. The survey sampling part of the course provides a basic understanding of sample surveys and emphasizes the statistical aspects of taking and analyzing survey samples. Topics include: common sampling methods such as simple random, cluster and stratified sampling; sampling with unequal probabilities, sampling weights; complex surveys and its application to statistical modelling.

Additional Course Information
ST260 or (ST259 and one of ST230, ST231).