VET320 Planning Research and Writing a Thesis
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Course responsible: Rolf Bjerke Larssen
ECTS credits: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
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Course frequency: Yearly
First time: 2014H
Last time: 2016H
- Scientific writing: principles and practical assignments.
- Scientific method: planning and design of research projects.
- Critical reading of scientific publications
- Questionnaires: planning and execution.
- Scientific literature: searching in databases and the use of reference tools.
- Data management: establishment and use of own database.
- Statistics: overview of relevant figures, tables and analysis methods.
The course will provide students with practical and scientific methodological basis for a good start and implementation of a thesis at NMBU Veterinary school.
The block forms the basis so that the student after completing the course will master the following «Day one skills» by EAEVE: 1.8, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,
After completing the course the student should:
- Have the necessary methodological expertise to conduct a thesis at NMBU Veterinary school.
- Be able to make a good plan for the work with a thesis based on the standard protocol for NMBU Veterinary school.
- Be able to make appropriate cover letter and registration form for the completion of a questionnaire relating to own, in-depth study as well as relevant database in accordance with the standard template.
- Be able to explain the main types of research design and relevant statistical methods, and know which designs and analysis methods that is appropriate in a thesis.
- Know the principles of scientific writing, have established a Word file for writing the thesis based on the default template, and use RefWorks to store references and create reference lists.
Use of PC.
Recommended literature and detailed description of the course are found at the block's home area on Fronter.
Students must have clarified the specific purpose of the task before the course starts.
There is no requirement for attendance.
The course is passed when the following requirements are met
- Passing the multiple choice test on the last day of the course.
- Submission of revised protocol after the presentation and joint discussion with the supervisor and the course coordinator.
If the student fails the multiple choice test, a new test is carried out and must be passed within three weeks or in connection with the course the following semester.
- Personal laptop.
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