What is an experiment? What is a survey?
Requirements of a Good Design
Aims. Systematic Effects. Randomisation. Precision. Clinical Trials.
Balanced Incomplete Block Designs.
Properties of Latin Squares. Graeco-Latin Squares. Mutually Orthogonal Latin Squares. Youden Rectangles.
Complete Factorial Experiments. Experiments with all factors at 2 levels. Confounding. Partial Confounding. Fractional Replication. Aliasing. Pseudo-Factors. Construction of Factorial Experiments from Mutually Orthogonal Latin Squares. Taguchi Methods.
Design Measures. D and G optimality. The General Equivalence Theorem. Construction of Optimal Designs.
Introduction to Finite Population Sampling
Random Samples. Stratified Random Sampling. Cluster and Multi-Stage Sampling
Design of Surveys and Estimation
Estimation of Totals and Proportions. Ratio and Regression Estimators. Choice of Sampling Method. Sample Sizes.