The Research Methods in TCVM course (MS0200) is a 6 credit hours course. This course is designed to enhance a student’s ability to design and conduct research. A research project can be an experimental study or an observational study that requires a hypothesis, an objective, a research plan, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and preparation of a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal. Students will be responsible for watching the online lectures, participating in homework and completing online quizzes.
This course will prepare Master's Program student to produce their Master's Thesis. Through this course students will identify a research question of interest and design a study for that question. Students will also learn how to prepare research protocol for evaluation and feedback and learn writing skills to prepare a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal.
The Research Methods in TCVM course provides students with an overview of practical and concrete information about preparing their Master's Thesis and manuscript for publication. The course covers these main topic areas:
1. How to identify the research area of interest;
2. How to use the library and other resources to search for relevant research papers;
3. Data analysis and interpretation;
4. How to write your thesis and a peer-review publication.
This course is required for the completion of the Master's Degree Program and is open to Master's Degree students only.