AMS3600 - Design and Analysis of Experiments

Year of Study:3 - 4
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: AMS2320 Business Regression Analysis or with the Instructor’s permission and upon
endorsement of the relevant Chairperson or Programme Director.
Module Description
The experimental design has a long history and has been widely used in industry,
agriculture, quality control, natural sciences and computer experiments. This module aims
to provide students with an understanding of various kinds of experimental designs. Topics
selected include experiments with single factor, randomized blocks, Latin squares and
related designs, factorial designs and experiments with random factors. Applications in
economics are provided. Students are also required to present their findings to their peers
and professors in a professional manner.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. understand the basic concepts, theories and impacts of experimental design;

  2. design and implement factorial design and experiments with mixed effects and random effects;

  3. apply experimental skills and techniques with/without the use of computer software to simulate experiments; and

  4. interpret the solution and convey the analytical results accurately.