Methods of scientific research

Bart de Boer
Course description
Course Content:
  • Refresh basic scientific skills: References, experimental design, statistics, writing, reviewing.
  • The statistical techniques to be treated We are basically the techniques needed to be able to analyze the experimental designs treated.
  • Slides will be made available after class, because they will be supplemented during the course. General files and links will also appear on the Canvas site. The slides serve as a syllabus. The students are strongly advised to follow the lectures and take notes. The workload for master courses is much higher than for bachelor courses, and the students have to do with less supervision than for a bachelor course.
Learning Outcomes:
  • General Competences
  • Understanding of scientific methods and the process of scientific research.
  • Being able to work with precision and according to international scientific standards.
  • Writing Skills
  • Being able to correctly refer to sources.
  • To be able to write scientifically, in particular to be able to clearly describe a scientific question and method.
  • Being able to Analyze Data
  • To be able to apply statistical analysis and hyphothesis tests independently.
  • Being able to apply and implement linear models and Monte-Carlo statistical methods.
  • Read and Understand
  • To be able to write an honest and scientific-proof review about a paper in a domain that does not exactly match the specialization of the student.

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