This subject introduces the basic principles and fundamental tools of science. Science as a philosophy of life and a method for understanding the world is discussed along with concepts of the scientific method, framing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, collecting and analysing data, and presenting results in a variety of formats and to a range of audiences. Researching the scientific literature and assessing information and data quality in relation to scientific endeavours is also covered. Pseudo-science and how science influences society (and vice versa), as well as standards of scientific professionalism and career development, are explored.
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
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