Syllabus 
PLNTSOIL 661 

Instructor 
Wesley R. Autio 

Texts 
Three course packets are available at the Textbook Annex. They include the course outline, homework assignments, and course notes in one, 10 years of old exams (200110) and their solutions the second, and SAS laboratories and SAS homework assignments in the third. Optional Text: Damon, R. A., Jr. and W. R. Harvey. 1987. Experimental Design, ANOVA, and Regression. Harper & Row, New York. 508 pages (This book is out of print, but is published as a course packet.).


Meeting
Times 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM (136 Hasbrouck) 

Class Description 
Students will be given
the background necessary to design and analyze the results from field
and laboratory experiments. The class will focus on statistical analysis
for agricultural scientists, but will be relevant for students in a
variety of biological fields. Computerassisted analysis will be presented
and will be utilized by students in assignments. 

Grading 
Three exams, a comprehensive takehome
final, and written assignments
will be used to assess student progress. 

Class Outline 
I. Basic terminology A. Symbolic notation II. Analysis of variance A. Introduction III. Regression A. The regression model IV. Experimental design
2011 Class Schedule 

Readings
& 
Course outline Text sections Pages Exercises I. 1.11.5.6 110 1.11.7 II. 2.12.9 1231 2.12.6 II. 3.13.19 38112 3.13.15 II. 4.14.19 152173 4.14.8 III. 5.15.9, 5.145.15 185233, 247256 5.15.11 III. 8.18.7 389411 8.18.4 IV. 6.16.15 280314 6.16.8 IV. 7.17.9.1 317368 7.17.8 Updated September 6, 2011. 
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