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QMET 306

Experimentation

Course overview

You’ll learn the skills needed to carry out biological experimentation.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):

pre-requisite

  • Biometrics, QMET-201

and

  • a minimum of 45 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 45 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

or

  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course
and
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Introductory Statistics , COMM-111
  • Statistics , QMET-103 QMET-103R

and

  • restriction Experimentation A, QMET-301

Credits 15
Domestic fees $741.00

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 (R & 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

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Jasmine Tanner

Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

[email protected]