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BIO660 Research Design

Lead Faculty: Dr Michael R. Maxwell

Course Description

Students develop a proposal for thesis research in biology, incorporating fundamentals of research and experimental design and appropriate statistics. Students must present a thesis proposal to their thesis advisor before the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Propose original topic for thesis research, including testable hypotheses.
  • Incorporate sound research and experimental design, centered on proposed research topic.
  • Incorporate statistical analyses relevant to proposed topic.
  • Identify alternative explanations or possible outcomes that may result from proposed research.
  • Communicate research proposal in written form, with emphasis on underlying biological concepts, research design, and possible outcomes.