AGRI5551 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 1
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 1 Albany Face to face Semester 2 Albany Face to face
- The four parts of the Agricultural Sciences Masters dissertation unit are taken over two consecutive semesters for full-time enrolment or up to four consecutive semesters for part-time enrolment. Parts 1 to 4 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2.
In the unit, students follow one or more lines of enquiry within a supervised but independent research project. Students gain experience in the identification and resolution of problems associated with their chosen discipline. In consultation with supervisors, students design and carry out research, compile and manipulate data, critically analyse results, re-evaluate research goals and present and discuss the research results in a written research dissertation. The unit provides the research and project management skills necessary for a career as a research professional. The project management skills and experience acquired in the unit are relevant to all students wishing to practise as industry professionals.
- Students are able to (1) assess and manage a research project within the regulatory framework of their field; (2) design and carry out research that tests viable hypotheses; (3) evaluate data and compile results that allow strong conclusions to be made; (4) identify gaps in research results and re-evaluate research goals to fill these gaps; (5) organise and present scientific results in writing in a professional manner; and (6) discuss results in the context of scientific literature and defend in writing the conclusions.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: continuing assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Tim Colmer
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
- AGRI5509 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Project Development
- Contact hours
- independent research and study plus regular meetings with supervisors
- Unit Outline
Lindsay, D. R. Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words: CSIRO Publishing 2011
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.