GY 315 Research Methods I

Tentative syllabus

The purpose of this course is to acquire basic understanding of the process of undertaking science research and to complete the research proposal for the project for your senior thesis. This includes undertaking the literature review for the project.

The data will be gathered and analyzed for Research Methods II during which time the final report should be prepared. The PowerPoint, text, and actual presentation will comprise the majority of the Colloquium completed as a senior.

A research proposal is the preliminary plan and informational material for a research report. The first sections are repeated in the final research report. A research report provides the detailed discussion of scientific investigation. Basic research report format.

A sample research report following this format illustrates the process.