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Scientific Methods

Language

English

Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-10 - 2020-12-18

The course provides a basic grounding in scientific methods in the science of biology ranging from hypothesis forming, data collection and statistical data analyses to presenting scientific results.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course:

Knowledge

The candidate should:

  • Have basic knowledge of key theory and methods for scientific investigation
  • Have knowledge of basic data analysis
  • Understand the ethical challenges involved in scientific investigations

Skills

The candidate should:

  • Be able to locate, assess and refer to scientific information from a specter of sources and make reasoned choices
  • Be able to reflect on their academic performance and adjust this under supervision

General competence

The candidate should:

  • Show understanding of key areas of scientific research
  • Be able to convey biological knowledge as theories, research questions, research results both orally and in writing

Prerequisites

Admission to the course follows the admission requirement in the bachelor program in biology.

Recommendation prior knowledge

MA116F Mathematics and statistics for biologists or similar.

Files/Documents

ISCED Categories

Biology
Statistics