Spring 2020 - STAT 403 D100

Intermediate Sampling and Experimental Design (3)

Class Number: 3993

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    STAT 302, 305 or 350 or BUEC 333.



A practical introduction to useful sampling techniques and intermediate level experimental designs. This course may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of the Statistics major or honours program. Students with credit for STAT 410 or 430 may not take STAT 403 for further credit. Quantitative.


Course Outline:

This course covers the basic and most useful methods of sampling and experimental design.  These methods are major components of much modern research.  This course is intended to provide practical expertise in these areas.  Methods of field research will be emphasized along with underlying ideas.  Methods will be illustrated with situations from environmental science, resource ecology, and other fields.  A project utilizing and evaluating methods from the course will serve to extend and integrate the course methods and concepts.


  • Assignments 20%
  • Term Test 1 15%
  • Term Test 2 15%
  • Final Exam 50%


All above grading is subject to change.



No formal text assigned.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with Disabilites:
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