Syllabus Spring 2010 - Methods in Biological Research I...

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Methods in Biological Research I (Biol 406) Spring 2010 MWRF 12:30-1:20, HHG32 Instructors : Dr. Brandi Van Roo Dr. Aviva Liebert office: HH506 office: HH502 phone: x4799 phone: x4790 email: bvanroo@framingham.edu email: aliebert@framingham.edu office hours: Thurs 1:30-3:30 and by appt. office hours: W,R 1:30 and by appt. Course Description : This course is the first of the two-semester Methods in Biological Research series required of all biology majors. This course was designed to develop a working appreciation of the methods of scientific inquiry through the development of an original research proposal. Topics that will be discussed include: scientific method, problem definition, literature survey, resource bibliography, scientific writing, research design, and statistical data analysis. Prerequisite : Biol 408 Biostatistics, Chem 107 Principles of Chemistry, and Chem 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis or equivalent, and at least four biology courses at the 200 level or above. Required Texts : A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, 7 th Ed . 2010. Pechenik, J. A. Longman. Boston. Statistics Without Tears: a primer for non-mathematicians . 2004. Rountree, D. Pearson Educational, Inc.Boston. Suggested Text: At the Bench: a laboratory navigator . 1998. Barker, K. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. New York.
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