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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
1A: Why experiments are so important7m
1B: Some basic terminology5m
1C: Analysis of your first experiment8m
1D: How NOT to run an experiment3m
1 reading
Materials for this section10m
2 practice exercises
Ungraded practice quiz 130m
Module 1 quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Analysis of experiments by hand

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
2B: Numeric predictions from two-factor experiments7m
2C: Two-factor experiments with interactions15m
2D: In-depth case study: analyzing a system with 3 factors by hand17m
Enrichment: Made for you by Madeleine: an interview with Joy5m
1 reading
Materials for this section10m
2 practice exercises
Ungraded practice quiz 230m
Module 2 quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Using computer software to analyze experiments

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
3B: Solving the mathematical model for a 2 factor experiment using software8m
3C: Using computer software for a 3 factor experiment8m
3D: Case study: a 4-factor system using computer software9m
Enrichment: Dr. Soo Chan Carusone talks about experiments in a medical context7m
1 reading
Materials for this section10m
2 practice exercises
Ungraded practice quiz 330m
Module 3 quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Getting more information, with fewer experiments

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
9 videos
4B: The technical details behind half-fractions - math warning!9m
4C: A case study with aliasing in a fractional factorial6m
4D: All about disturbances, why we randomize, and what covariates are10m
4E: All about blocking9m
4F: Introducing aliasing notation11m
4G: Using aliasing notation to plan experiments10m
4H: An example of an analyzing an experiment with aliasing9m
Enrichment: My colleague, David, and his student Jeff, talk about water treatment experiments5m
1 reading
Materials for this section10m
3 practice exercises
Ungraded practice quiz 4: [4A,B,C,D]30m
Ungraded practice quiz [4E, 4F, 4G, 4H]30m
Module 4 quiz [4A to 4H]30m

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