2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

GNSC 0349 - Research Methods for the Physical Sciences


Credits: 1

Students will create a research proposal in preparation for the companion course (CHEM 0350  or GNSC 0350 ). As part of the course, students will learn about faculty research areas/expertise, research the literature, formulate a research question, and decide on specific aims of their project. Topics covered to support creating the proposal include writing a draft proposal, responding to reviewers’ concerns, experimental design, complying with ethical and safety standards, analyzing and interpreting quantitative data, treatment of experimental error, supporting a scientific claim with data, and communicating results in oral and written form.

Prerequisites: Junior standing required. Chemistry and Earth System Science majors only.