MT4614 Design of Experiments

Course Information (details to be confirmed before 2nd semester)

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

Fire exits

From Lecture Theatre A, use the emergency exit on the left at the front of the room, then assemble on the grass in front of Computer Science.

From the Computer Classroom: directly down the stairs to the exit under the archway on the South side of the building, then assemble as above.


A more detailed 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). Each week, the relevant sections will be listed here.

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 will be handed out in Week 9.

Practical worksheets

Data files


If you want more feedback on your presentations or written work, 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.

Course web page