Research Methodology Fifth Semester Syllabus for BSc Biotechnology and BSc Microbiology
Research Methodology in life sciences. Literature Search: Use of databases, 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 with Excel. Writing research hypothesis (grant). Presenting research: oral and poster.
- 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.