Design of Experiments

Lecturer: Markus Pauly
Exercises taught by:
Sarah Friedrich

General Information

LanguageEnglish, unless all students have sufficient knowledge of German
Lectures2 h


1 h

Time and Venue

LectureTue, 2 - 4 p.m. in HeHo 18/220 (Start: 18.04.)
ExerciseWed, 2 - 3 p.m. in H 10 (Start: 19.04.)


Exam: schriftliche Klausur am Di, 18.07.17, ca. 13:15 - 15:15 Uhr in HeHo 18, 220 (offen)

Retake Exam: voraussichtlich mündliche Prüfungen

Hilfsmittel: Ein beidseitig handbeschriebenes DIN A4 Blatt und ein nicht-programmierbarer Taschenrechner.

General Information:


Linear Algebra I-II, Analysis 1, Elementary Probability Calculus and Statistics


Depending on the number of participants either written or oral exam at the end of the semester. In order to be admitted to the exam, students need 40% of the points on the exercise sheets.

Aims: The course covers the principles of Design of Experiments, in particular

  • basic models and techniques for planning experiments
  • typical errors in this context and how to avoid them in order to prevent systematic bias
  • statistical analysis methods for conducting experiments
  • guidelines for planning experiments


  • Block designs
  • factorial models
  • sample size calculation
  • Fixed and Random-Effects models
  • Inference methods for these models
  • Randomization

Exercise Sheets:

will be available on Moodle. The password will be provided during the first lecture.

Some References:

Anderson, M. J., & Whitcomb, P. J. (2000). Design of experiments. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Kirk, R. E. (1982). Experimental design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Montgomery, D. C. (2008). Design and analysis of experiments. John Wiley & Sons.

Oehlert, G. W. (2000). A First Course in Design and Analysis of Experiments. WH Freeman, New York.

Siebertz, K. et al. (2010). Statistische Versuchsplanung – Design of Experiments. Springer-Verlag.



Die Klausurergebnisse und die Notentabelle sind auf Moodle. Die Einsicht findet am Freitag, 21.07. von 13:30 - 15 Uhr in Sarahs Büro statt.

 Die Nachklausur findet als mündliche Prüfung statt. Zur Terminfindung melden Sie sich bitte bei Prof. Pauly oder Sarah per E-Mail.