University of Technology Sydney

60205 Research Methods 1

6cp; Average 2hpw (weeks of 11 and 18 April 4hpw)
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This subject introduces students to the major themes of scientific research. The material is presented within the broad context of critical professional skills required for a successful career in any research-oriented field of science. In this subject students also develop the necessary skills to locate, understand, evaluate and write primary research articles specific to their chosen degree program. Additional topics covered in this subject include types of research methods, experimental design, and an introduction to statistical analysis. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated, work in a timely fashion and understand the importance of professional behaviour. The subject also provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their personal learning profile, identifying appropriate strategies to help develop their learning power.

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