MT4614 Design of Experiments

Course Information

This will all be updated when the timetable and mode of delivery for 2021 have been confirmed.

LectureMonday, 0900–1000Physics 233 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, possibly 11
LectureWednesday, 0900–1000Physics 222 1–10, possibly 11
LectureFriday, 0900–1000Physics 222 1–4 and 6–10, possibly 11
TutorialFriday, 1500–1600Physics 233 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11
PracticalFriday, 1400–1600Computer Classroom 4, 7, 10

Compulsory attendance

The Wednesday lectures in Weeks 4 and 8.

Fire exits

From Physics 222 or Physics 233, go straight to the main entrance to Physics and assemble outside.

From the Computer Classroom: go directly down the stairs to the exit under the archway on the South side of the building, then assemble on the grass in front of Computer Science.

Description, Syllabus and Intended Learning Outcomes

A more detailed course description and syllabus than the information in the course catalogue is available here. This also shows a list of intended learning outcomes.

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.

Basics of random variables

These notes revise some material that we need to use from Week~2 onwards.

Problem sheets

Written coursework to hand in

Practical worksheets

Data files


Some real experiments

If you find any interesting experiments in the news, please tell me.

Course web page