School Of Natural Sciences

Research Methodology and Experimental DesignWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300411.3


Student Contribution Band: NP

Level: 8

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Appropriate background in a scientific discipline to conduct research in that area. No previous research experience is required.

Equivalent Units
SC809A - Research methodology and experimental design, 14429 - Science research project, proposal and seminar

Incompatible Units
300398 - Methods of Researching

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate degree.

About this Unit
This unit is being replaced by 300768 Methods of Scientific Researching in 2011. This unit introduces students to the principles and tools of scientific research. It is designed for students who are undertaking Master of Science and those who have not previously undertaken training in research. Students attend a series of classes covering topics such as critical thinking, problem definition, formulation and testing of hypotheses, analysis of quantitative and qualitative results, communication of research findings, bibliographic techniques and advanced information retrieval methods. Students are required to prepare a intention to research, a annotated bibliography, seminar, and a research poster.

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