BIO317/Research Methodology/B.Sc. Biotechnology and B.Sc. Microbiology/2 Credits/Semester 5
Instructors: Dr. Sanjay Pal, Dr. Nandita Mishra
Research Methodology in life sciences. Literature Search: Use of databases, search engines: pubmed, Google Scholar; framing query with examples. Bibliometrics: Citation, Impact factor, Eigen factor. Hypothesis as a framework for scientific projects. Alternatives of hypothesis driven research: hypothesis generating research. Experimental Design: different experimental designs, controls, Taking measurements. Data Analysis: Between-individual variation, replication and sampling. Common statistical tests. Writing research hypothesis (grant). Presenting research: oral and poster. Use of common software tools: Microsoft Office™ (Powerpoint, Excel, Word); Mendeley; ImageJ. Use of social media in research: Mendeley, ResearchGate.
- Research Methods for the Biosciences. Holmes, Moody & Dine. Oxford University Press.
- Experimental Design for the Life Sciences. Ruxton & Colegrave. Oxford University Press.
- Experimental Design for Biologists. David J. Glass. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.