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Zoology Masters Research Dissertation Part 3 (ANIM5553, SEM-2, 2017, Crawley)

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Zoology Masters Research Dissertation Part 3


SEM-2, 2017

Campus: Crawley

Unit Coordinator: Professor Leigh Simmons

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Unit title Zoology Masters Research Dissertation Part 3
Unit code ANIM5553 Credit points 6
Availability SEM-2, 2017 (31/07/2017 - 25/11/2017)
Location Crawley Mode Face to face

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Faculty No Faculty
School Biological Sciences
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Unit coordinator Professor Leigh Simmons
Email leigh.simmons@uwa.edu.au
Telephone 6488 2221
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Unit contact hours Independent research and project work plus regular meetings with supervisors
Online handbook http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/unitdetails?code=ANIM5553
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Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520)
Corequisites ANIM5552 Zoology Masters Research Dissertation Part 2
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Unit description

Dissertation units are taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 to 4 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the dissertation. Students can commence part 1 in either semester 1 or semester 2. Parts 1 to 4 of the Research Dissertation are the application and iterative refinement of the 'Research Development' unit. They encompass the 'active' component of the research project—the laboratory work, interviews, measurement, field work, analysis of data gathered from the experimental phase of the research project and development of an interpretative discussion of the findings. The units are conducted under the guidance of the supervisor and with feedback provided in the final seminar presented in the unit 'Communicating Science'. The units culminate in the submission of the completed research paper for evaluation.

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Students are able to (1) develop and describe careful and appropriate design of experiments and selection of method to address rigorously formulated questions and hypotheses; (2) demonstrate expertise in the methods of science appropriate to the subject of research; (3) present their scientific investigation in a written report; and (4) identify key findings and to choose relevant information for communication.

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