Core Module Information
Module title: Scientific Enquiry [Sri Lanka]

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

Module code: ENV07800
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:

This module seeks to develop your understanding of the practice of enquiry-led science. You will explore aspects of study design in the context of a variety of research questions which may require various laboratory approaches to test related 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. The accurate recording of the process from the development of the question through the study process and back to the question will be evidenced through the maintenance of an electronic laboratory log.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Select and produce the most appropriate graphical representation and summary descriptive statistics for a given dataset.

LO2: Select and apply the most appropriate inferential statistics to answer a given question.

LO3: Evidence the development and justification for an appropriate methodological approach to a given question.

LO4: Present and interpret the data collected to test the proposed hypotheses/research questions.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: SRI LANKA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Claire Garden
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 5
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 18
Face To Face Tutorial 7
Independent Learning Guided independent study 9
Online Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1~2 Week 8 HOURS= 1
Learning Log 50 3~4 Week 11 HOURS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ENV07800 Scientific Enquiry [Sri Lanka]