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Scientific Communication and Research Methods BI300F

Scientific Communication and Research Methods BI300F

ECTS Credits 10
Level Graduate
Course type Compulsory:
MSc in Aquaculture (including part-time)
MSc in Marine Ecology
Start semester Autumn 2019
Year of study 1st study year
Course location Bodø
Faculty Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Teaching language English
Application deadline  

Course description

This course offers practical training in basic scientific methods and communication skills for master students in aquaculture. It covers introductory experimental design and data analysis, and emphasizes development of skills for efficient retrival, critical review and management of academic information.

Expenses

No costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge
The student should:

  • have practical knowledge of relevant scientific methods and communication
  • understand common statistical methods and the general assumptions underlying both parametric and non-parametric analyses
  • understand the ethical challenges involved in communicating research and world-wide dissemination of new scientific results

Skills
The student should:

  • have the necessary skills for efficient retrieval, critical review and management of academic information
  • be able to use relevant reference tools, presentation techniques, and demonstrate scholarly writing skills
  • be able to participate in informed quantitative assessments of published results from aquaculture or marine ecology

General competence
The student should:

  • be able to apply basic research methods and academic communication skills of relevance for the completion of his/her master project
  • be able to exchange views and experiences with others involved in aquaculture or marine ecology research and thereby contribute to the continued development of good research practices

Prerequisities

All MSc students at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, UiN, and students qualified for admission to MSc in Aquaculture.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face teaching.

Teaching activities and methods

Block-based lectures and independent assignments.

Lectures, assignments and feedback.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Introductory courses in mathematics, statistics and computer programming.

Course evaluation

Midterm evaluation (dialogue meeting between lecturer and students). Written, web-based final evaluation.

Assessment and examinations

Compound evaluation (first instance 2017 autumn).
  • Home Examination, 3 Days. Worth 70/100 of the grade (first instance 2017 autumn).
  • Portfolio assessment, worth 30/100 of the grade (first instance 2017 autumn).

Overlapping courses

BI300F-001 Scientific Methods and Communication in Aquaculture - home examination - 8 study points.
BI300F-002 Scientific Methods and Communication in Aquaculture - oral presentation - 2 study points.
BI300F-001, BI300F-002 Scientific Methods and Communication in Aquaculture - home examination - 10 study points.

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