# MT4614 Design of Experiments

## Course Information

What | When | Where | Weeks |

Lecture | Monday, 0900–1000 | Room 1A |
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 |

Lecture | Wednesday, 0900–1000 | Room 1A |
1–10, 11 |

Lecture | Friday, 0900–1000 | Room 1A |
1–4 and 6–10, 11 (revision) |

Tutorial | Friday, 1500–1600 | Room 3B |
2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 |

Practical | Friday, 1400–1600 | Computer Classroom |
4, 7, 10 |

### Compulsory attendance

The Wednesday lectures in Week 4 and 8.
### Fire exits

From Room 1A: use the door at the foot of North staircase, then assemble on the
grass in front of
Computer Science.
From Room 3B or the Computer Classroom: go directly down the stairs to the exit
under the archway on the South side of the building, then assemble as above.

## Description and Syllabus

A more detailed course description and
syllabus than the information in the course catalogue is available
here.
## Lecture Notes

The material covered in lectures is similar to that in parts of my book
*Design of Comparative Experiments* (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
After each week, the relevant sections will be listed here.
- Week 1: Chapter 1; Sections 2.1, 2.2. and 2.3
- Week 2: These notes on random vectors;
Sections 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6.
- Week 3: Sections 2.8, 2.9, 2.11. 2.12 and 4.1.
- Week 4: Sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5.
- Week 5: Sections 2.14, 4.6, 4.7 and 4.8.
- Week 6: Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.7, 5.8.
- Week 7: Sections 5.6, 5.9 and Sections 6.1 to 6.5.
- Week 8: Sections 6.6 and 8.1.
- Week 9: Section 8.2 (omitting part of page 143 and Example 8.3) and
Sections 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3.
- Week 10: Sections 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7.1.
- Week 11: Sections 10.7.2, 10.8, 10.9.1. 10.10 (without proofs), 10.11,
10.12 (without proofs).

Revision summary (thanks to Naomi Wilcox for this photo)

## Problem sheets

10% of your overall marks are for presenting the answer to one question from a
problem sheet in a tutorial. If you do this more than once, you will be given the
score of your best answer.
## Written coursework to hand in

These questions are all taken from previous problem sheets or practical
worksheets. A further 10% of your overall marks are for this.
This problem sheet was handed out in Week 9.
The deadline for handing in your solutions is 1700h on Friday 26 April 2019.
## Practical worksheets

## Data files

## Feedback

If you want more feedback on your presentations or written work
or your answers to previous exam papers, feel free to come and ask
me in Room 317.
## Some real experiments

If you find any interesting experiments in the news, please tell me.
## Some relevant photographs

## Course web page

www-groups.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/~rab/MT4614