AGRI5554 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 4

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Content
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 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.
Outcomes
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) defend in writing the conclusions drawn from a set of research results.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: research paper (dissertation). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tim Colmer
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5553 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 3
Contact hours
independent research and study plus regular meetings with supervisors
Recommended
reading

Lindsay, D. R. Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words: CSIRO Publishing 2011
 

 

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