SCIE – Sciences
5 Credits Weekly (6-0-0)
Science 10 is based upon the content of Alberta Education's Science 10. Science 10 is intended to prepare students for Chemistry 20, Biology 20 and Physics 20.
Co-requisites: MATH 010R.
Scientific Process: From Research Questions to Printed Manuscript
3 Credits Weekly (3-0-1)
This course discusses the qualities of competent scientists, research ethics, a multidisciplinary approach to natural sciences and quantitative social sciences, and types of scientific studies. It systematically covers the four broad phases of the scientific process, namely, the planning and preparation phase (defining the research problem, surveying the literature, formulating hypotheses, establishing the research design, and writing a proposal); the data collection phase (in particular, the common principles involved); the data analysis and interpretation phase (concepts in statistical analysis, appropriate selection of statistical analysis tools, and drawing conclusions); and the scientific writing and presentation phase (from first draft to published manuscript).