Elizabeth A. Sheppard
ENV H 583
Includes reviewing components of research proposals and practicing writing and developing effective aims, hypotheses, background materials, and analytic strategies for writing theses and presenting at scientific meetings. Offered: Sp.
The main goal of this 1-credit hour class is to help Master's degree students develop some of the skills required for successfully completing the Master's Thesis. During this quarter, students will develop a proposal. Students will also serve on a "study section" to critique the proposals of their peers.
Student learning goals
Identify and create the key components of a research proposal
Demonstrate the ability to conduct literature reviews and gather the critical scientific information related to your research proposal
Demonstrate writing skills by writing, a clear, concise research proposal with scientifically defensible aims, methods and conclusions
Develop the skills to objectively review and write a scientific critique of a colleague’s proposal
Describe the important concepts related to using human subjects in scientific research
Describe the underlying concepts and principles of scientific misconduct and plagiarism
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion
Class assignments and grading
Written thesis proposal drafts, reflections, and critiques
Completion of assigned work