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QMET 608

Experimentation

Course overview

You’ll learn how to plan and conduct applied biological experimentation.

Course information

Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,289.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe the underlying principles behind good scientific experimentation and demonstrate an awareness of the link between experimental design and statistical analysis.
  2. Explain the value of descriptive statistics and visual presentation of scientific results.
  3. Identify and utilise appropriate statistical significance tests to analyse data obtained from a range of experimental scenarios.
  4. Design and conduct a standard scientific research project.
  5. Process samples and biological material obtained from field experiments and record and collate measurements obtained in a systematic, logical manner.
  6. Utilise statistical software packages (Minitab & Genstat) to analyse experimental data and correctly interpret the results.
  7. Write a standard scientific report.
  8. Give an oral presentation of research results using appropriate visual aids.

Course examiners

Andrew Greer

Dr Andrew Greer

Head of Department

Department of Agricultural Sciences

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