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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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BIOL 601A - Foundations of Scientific Research


Units: 1
Foundations of Master’s level skills needed to complete a research thesis.  Application of the scientific method in the context of thesis formulation, experimental design, and accessing/evaluating scientific literature.  Involves critical review of sample thesis proposals and drafting original thesis proposal.

Prerequisites: M.S. Biological Science major.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles and practices of quantitative research methods, including formulating a testable hypothesis and experimental design.
  2.  Apply skills in evaluating sample thesis proposals to the drafting of an original thesis proposal.
  3. Access and critically evaluate literature relevant to a selected research question.




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