SCI420 Research Methods (8)

This subject considers the concept of research in science such that students acquire the skills and knowledge required for independent scholarship or research.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Faculty of Science

Enrolment Restrictions

Graduate Diploma, Master and Honours students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Understand the concepts of research in science and the philosophy
  • underlying them;
  • Be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for independent scholarship or research.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

Science literature and searching procedures; Experimental design and statistics for scientists; Philosophy of science; Funding in science; Report writing and presentation; Organisation of science and research in Australia.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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