Core Module Information
Module title: Scientific Communication - Dissertation and Statistics

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MIC09101
Module leader: David Smith
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: LIFE SCIENCES


Description of module content:

Use of online electronic databases. Identification of primary sources of literature. Abstraction of information. Interpretation of data. Writing in a scientific style. Presentation of conflicting arguments. Selection and use of citations. Presentation of refences in Harvard format. Consideration of how to design experiments Analysis of data using appropriate statistical methods.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Choose a topic relevant and appropriate to your subject area
LO2: Search for, compare and evaluate primary literature on the topic.
LO3: Construct an outline of the review and a preliminary list of sources.
LO4: Examine scientific argument and present a balanced and critical review.
LO5: Present information in a logical and scientific style.
LO6: Determine appropriate statistical methods to analyse data from experiments.

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