Core Module Information
Module title: Scientific Enquiry

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENV07101
Module leader: Kasia Siemienowicz
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

In this module you will learn how to understand, collect, and analyse research data. You will explore aspects of study design in the context of a variety of research questions which require both field and laboratory approaches to test relevant hypotheses. You will use relevant techniques to collect data and subsequently present, describe and interpret these in relation to the original research question and hypothesis. The skills developed are basic to science and cut across subject disciplines. They include the development of a clear research question or hypothesis, principles of study design, the choice of appropriate descriptive statistics, graphical representation, and inferential statistical tests.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Present and summarise data using appropriate graphs and descriptive statistics.

LO2: Select the most appropriate statistical test and interpret the data.

LO3: Develop basic field and laboratory techniques through practical laboratory experience.

LO4: Develop basic R software skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kasia Siemienowicz
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 33
Independent Learning Guided independent study 157
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 40 1,2,3 9 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 10 4 12 HOURS= 00.10, WORDS= 0
Report 50 1,2,3 13 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ENV07101- Scientific Enquiry