Experimental Design
Biology 7610
Instructor: C. Ray Chandler

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There is NO required textbook for this course. However, a book like Experimental design and data analysis for biologists by Quinn and Keough (2002, Cambridge) or Experiments in ecology by Underwood (1997, Cambridge) are good references for graduate students. I also recommend the older, but still excellent Experimental Designs, 2nd ed. by Cochran and Cox, and Planning of Experiments by Cox.

An online companion to the Quinn and Keough book is available at:


My office is MPCS 2043B. I have no formal office hours. Instead, I have an open-door policy. Students are welcome to stop by at their convenience or see me to arrange an appointment. If you are unable to reach me you may leave a message in the Biology Department office (681-5487). You may also reach me using e-mail. Don't hesitate to see me if you need help. I am happy to have you visit me in my office.


Because this is a graduate course, attendance is expected.


There will be no written exams or quizzes. Your grade will be based on occasional written homework assignments and class participation.


All work in this class is expected to be your own. If you violate GSU policies concerning academic dishonesty (see the Student Conduct Code for a definition of academic dishonesty) you will receive an F in the course and the incident will be reported to the administration (it will go on your permanent record).

The Student Conduct Code also requires you to conduct yourself in a non-disruptive manner (turn off cell phones, no talking, be respectful of classmates). Disruptive students will be removed from the lecture hall and, if disruptions continue in future classes, will be removed from the course.

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