Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 201 Research Methods in the Sciences

This course will provide an overview of descriptive and experimental research methods in the sciences. Topics include research design and methodology, statistical analyses, responsible conduct of research, the use of animal and human subjects, and the critical analysis of published peer-reviewed research reports. Students will work in groups to design a research project, collect and analyze pilot data, and present the results. Development of scientific writing skills will be emphasized. Four hours of lecture per week.




Prerequisites: BIO 107 and BIO 108 or permission of the instructor


Bachelors, Undergraduate