Designing Experiments

  • Allan J. Rossman
  • Beth L. Chance
Part of the The Workshop Mathematics Project book series (TIMS)


You have studied the idea of random sampling as a fundamental principle by which to gather information about a population. Since then you have discovered formal techniques of statistical inference which enable you to draw conclusions about a population based on analysis of a sample. With this topic you will begin to study another technique of data collection for use when the goal is not to describe a population but to investigate the effects that a variable has on other variables. You will investigate the need for controlled experiments and discover some fundamental principles which govern the design and implementation of such experiments.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan J. Rossman
    • 1
  • Beth L. Chance
    • 2
  1. 1.Dickinson CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of the PacificUSA

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