Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

STAT 407: Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments

Credit Hours



Some background in basic statistical methods or biostatistics, or permission of instructor.


This course provides students with a thorough introduction to statistical experimental design, and to the statistical methods used to analyze the resulting data. The concepts of comparative experiments, ANOVA and mean separation procedures will be reviewed; blocking (complete and incomplete) will be discussed, as will be factorial designs, fractional factorial designs, and confounding. The course will focus on biometric applications such as clinical trials, HIV studies, and environmental and agricultural research, but industrial and other examples will occasionally be provided to show the breadth of application of experimental design ideas.