Subject description for 2020/2021

Scientific Communication and Research Methods (BI300F)

Scientific Communication and Research Methods

BI300F

Application deadline: July 01

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.

Costs

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

Course type

Compulsory: MSc in Aquaculture (including part-time) MSc in Marine Ecology

Prerequisites

Admission to the course follows the admission requirements of the study program Master in Biosciences.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face teaching.

Teaching activities and methods

Block-based lectures and independent assignments.

Lectures, assignments and feedback.

Recommended prior knowledge

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, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F
  • Portfolio assessment, comprises 30/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.
  • Home Examination, 3 days, comprises 70/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.

Overlapping courses

BI300F-001v1 Scientific Methods and Communication in Aquaculture - home examination - 8 study points.
BI300F-002v1 Scientific Methods and Communication in Aquaculture - oral presentation - 2 study points.
BI300F-001v1 Scientific Methods and Communication in Aquaculture - home examination - 10 study points.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Course coordinator
Start semester Autumn 2020 ECTS Credits 10 Course location Bodø Faculty
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture