Undergraduate Course: Research Methods in Physics (PHYS09056)
|School||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course allows students to gain experience and acquire the general research skills essential for academic and research study, whilst at the same time extending and consolidating their knowledge of physics. These skills are key foundations for project work later in the degree programme and valuable in life beyond undergraduate study; in research, industry or business.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 15,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% Assessment including review of a scientific article, group project report and group presentation.
|No Exam Information
| - Recognise the stylistic conventions of written and oral scientific discourse and how these vary according to the requirements of the target audience.
- Identify important information that is missing from a research article, and devise a strategy for obtaining it from other sources.
- Use bibliogaphic citations and references to communicate the relationships between different pieces of research and, in conjunction with bibliographic databases, to locate papers relevant to a specific piece of research.
- Evaluate the validity and significance of published research and use this to inform a scientific argument or overview.
- Communicate their scientific understanding in written and oral forms in a manner that is appropriate to an audience with less, similar or more experience of physics than themselves, and following the conventions of professional scientific discourse.
- Work as part of a collaborative team.
- Refect on the development of their own skills.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Blythe
Tel: (0131 6)50 5105
|Course secretary||Miss Paula Wilkie
Tel: (0131) 668 8403
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