Introduction to Experimental Design

Good experimental design is essential for effective and efficient data collection as well as reliable research results. In this session, you will be introduced to the basic elements (e.g. unit of replication, sample size, variables, etc.) and types of experimental design as well as shown a step-by-step method to plan, design, and conduct an experiment.

This workshop with be lead by Briana Ezray, a Research Data Librarian with a focus on STEM disciplines in the Research Informatics and Publishing Department at the University Libraries. In this role, Briana conducts data management plan reviews and provides guidance, training, and consulting services for data management planning, active data management, reproducible research workflows using R, data visualization, data publication, as well as ORCiD integration and utility. Briana also works as one of the data curators for ScholarSphere, a Penn State institutional repository, and the Data Curation Network. Prior to joining Penn State University Libraries, Briana received her Ph.D. in Entomology from Penn State, where she studied aspects of ecology, evolution, and conservation of bee communities. Briana's interests include open science, museum collection digitization, and bee conservation.

Registration is required.

Co-sponsored with the University Libraries.