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Research in the Physical and Life Sciences (BSC200)

Organisational Unit School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Students will develop core skills in thinking about approaches to research within the context of their discipline. Research begins through the evaluation of innovation and significance of a research topic. This leads to development of the research plan, experimental design, with ethics and statistical analyses of data, justified by rationale and expected outcomes from quantitative and/or qualitative sampling. Finally students will consider how research is presented and communicated (verbal/written), reflecting on the research process to guide lifelong learning.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Other Learning Experiences Online assessment/Learning activity: 2 hours per fortnight.
Prerequisites BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students; OR enrolment in B1329 Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science and BED100 Ideas in Education.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis or
BSC206 Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence Based Practice or BSC203 Introduction to ICT Research Methods may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: 'Bachelor of Science Research Skills Unit'
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