Metropolitan State University

STAT 301 : Analysis of Variance

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: STAT 201 Statistics I or equivalent. Familiar with statistical software.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning , Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
This course covers fundamental to intermediate ideas of the analysis of variance (ANOVA) method of statistical analysis. The course builds on the ideas of hypothesis testing learned in STAT201 (Statistics I). The focus is on learning new statistical skills and concepts for real-world applications. Students will use statistical software to do the analyses. Topics include one-factor ANOVA models, randomized block models, balanced and unbalanced two-factor ANOVA models, completely and partially nested ANOVA models, random and mixed effects, and repeated-measures designs. Completion of STAT201 (Statistics I) is a prerequisite.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/04/2011 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Communicate understanding of analysis results through clearly written conclusions summarizing the results of the statistical models when applied to specified data sets.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to appropriately select among different ANOVA models for hypothesis testing based on the experimental design in the context of answering questions about representative real-world problems.
  3. Understand and learn to interpret a more advance set of hypothesis testing techniques (than are covered in STAT 201 ¿ Statistics I) such as one and two factor ANOVA models, multiple comparisons, nonparametric ANOVA, randomized block ANOVA and analyzing categorical data with ANOVA.
  4. Understand statistical principles and methods for analysis of variance (ANOVA).
  5. Understand the role of experimental design in controlling for variation among experimental outcomes.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  1. Apply higher-order problem-solving and/or modeling strategies.
  2. Clearly express mathematical/logical ideas in writing.
  3. Illustrate historical and contemporary applications of mathematical/logical systems.
  4. Explain what constitutes a valid mathematical/logical argument(proof).
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
G. Special Information