F&ES 550a

Natural Science Research Methods

Credits: 3 Fall 2017: M,W, 9:00-10:20, Kroon G01


The course prepares students to design and execute an intensive research project. It covers elementary principles and philosophy of science; research planning, including preparation, criticism, and oral presentation of study plans; communicating research findings; limitations of research techniques; the structure of research organizations; and professional scientific ethics.