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MT4614   Design of Experiments

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

This module introduces a wide range of features that occur in real comparative experiments, such as choice of blocks and replication as well as type of design. It includes enough about the analysis of data from experiments to show what has to be considered at the design stage. It includes consultation with the scientist and interpretation of the results.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2508 and pass MT3501

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and either tutorial or practical (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 80%, Presentation = 10%, Coursework = 10%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 80%
Practical examinations : 10%
Coursework: 10%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof R Bailey