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Advanced Research Methods in Science (BSC300)

Organisational Unit School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description In BSC300, students will develop essential skills in conducting scientifically robust research in the physical and life sciences at an advanced level. This will include critical evaluation through literature evaluation, consideration of human and animal ethics, occupational health and safety, research planning, experimental design and implementation, statistical analyses of data, justified by rationale and expected outcomes from quantitative and/or qualitative sampling. Finally, students will consider how research is communicated to the scientific community and wider audiences (industry, government, general public).
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week for 4 weeks; workshops: 3 hours per week. Workshop delivery will be modified for external students so that no on-campus attendance is required.
Prerequisites BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences
Previously 2015: 'Bachelor of Science Research Skills Unit'
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