Biology Honours 4210
|Course code BIOL4210||Units 20||Level 4000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences|
This course involves the direct application of research skills and competencies introduced in BIOL4120. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the students principal honours research supervisor. It concentrates on the data collection and analysis portion of the research process. By the start of this course, students will have completed a major literature review, identified a suitable research question and developed a robust research design. The course explores and implements appropriate data collection techniques and develops advanced skills in data analysis. The course develops chapter drafts for the students final honours research thesis.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will: |
1. be competent in the selection and use of various methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in biological studies;
2. have developed the capacity to identify and implement appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection to be used in their individual research projects;
3. have an appreciation of the practical issues linking research methodologies and theoretical research and analysis in biological studies; and
4. have knowledge of appropriate research ethics principles and procedures and capacity to obtain appropriate approval for a research project.
|Content||Students undertake activities involving: |
- Discussion and guidance on uses of appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in biological sciences.
- Guidance on use of analytical thinking for data analysis and conclusion drawing.
- Guidance on drafting reports summarizing preliminary findings or progress.
- Guidance on presenting preliminary findings orally before peers and academic staff.
- The application of appropriate research ethics principles and OH&S issues.
|Assumed Knowledge||BIOL4110 and BIOL4120|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Self Directed Learning: for 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for BIOL4210|