Course code DYR210

DYR210 Research methodology, statistics and scientific writing

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Course responsible: Rolf Bjerke Larssen, Rolf Bjerke Larssen
Teachers: Naomi Azulay
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
See semester schedule
Course frequency: Yearly, 3 weeks
First time: Study year 2016-2017
Preferential right:
Course contents:


The teaching shall give the students practical and scientific methodology for a good start at, and completion of, a bachelor in animal nursing at NMBU Veterinary college.


  • Scientific authorship: principles and practical assignments.
  • Scientific method: planning and design of research projects.
  • Surveys: planning and implementation.
  • Scientific literature: searching databases and use of reference tools.
  • Data management: the creation and use of special database.
  • Errors in scientific method: random and systematic errors.
  • Statistics: overview of the current figures, tables and analysis
Learning outcome:

After completing the course, the student should:

Have necessary method-expertise to complete a bachelor in animal nursing at NMBU veternary college and acquire a basic understanding of natural sciences researches through:

  • Could make a good plan for the work with a bachelor based on current strandard protocol for NMBU.
  • Could make relevant cover letter and registration form for a implementation of a questionaire related to own bachelor, and a relevant database accoring to standard template.
  • Be able to explain main types of experimental design and current statistical methods, and know which design and analysis that are appropriate in own bachelor's thesis.
  • Know the principles for scientific authorship, have established a word-file for writing of own task with base inn standard template, and could use EndNote to save references and make reference lists.
  • Understand the meaning of critical reading in scientific articles, and understand how systematical and random errors could give misleading information both in published articles and in own specialization assignment.
Learning activities:

Teaching in class and assessments.

Make a protocol for own bachelor project.

Teaching support:

Math100 is offered as to enhance the competence in mathmatics in front of the course.

Teacher is available during workhours during the course.

Video of current lectures will be available the same day.


Teaching aids:

Copy on Canvas of all teaching material.Template files on Canvas for use in bachelor at NMBU.Video of all lectures.
Recommended prerequisites:
  • Math100
  • The students must have clarified the concrete purpose with the thesis before the course starts.
Mandatory activity:
It is no requirement to presence.

The course is passed when the following is fulfilled

  • Passed MC-test in KIFO-course (friday)
  • Passed MC-test on last day of the course.
  • Filed, presented and approved protocol with accompanying documents.

If the student do not pass the MC-test it will need to be repeated and passed by three weeks or in connection with the course following semester.

Grading: Pass - Fail


Equipment Requirements:

  • Own portable computer.
Sensor is mandatory part of quality assurance system for the MC-tests used.
Examination details: KIFO course: Bestått / Ikke bestått