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SCIN400 - Research Methods in Natural Sciences


Research Methods for Natural Sciences is a course that focuses on providing the student the essential elements of scientific research and matters associated with the scientific method, experimental and non-experimental research design, and statistical data analyses. Students will familiarize with the current methodologies, tools, and instruments of modern research, such as: sampling, test design, data collection reporting, and the scientific writing process. In addition, they will develop a proposal to conduct an original research project within the field of Natural Sciences. This proposal is then used as the basis for the student to conduct an independent research project in SCIN499. Do not attempt this course until you have completed all Natural Sciences major required courses and all required courses in the Biology or Earth Science concentration. (Biology Concentration Prerequisite: BIOL240, BIOL241, BIOL342, EVSP416, SCIN211. Earth Science Concentration Prerequisite: ERSC204, ERSC206, ERSC305, GEOG200, SCIN138, SCIN261)






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

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Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Research Methods for Science - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
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