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Project based research training

This course is intended for students who wants to learn more about agricultural research and research methods. It is based on individual projects in order for you to be able to choose and plan for a project within the field of your interest.

With the support of a supervisor, you will identify a scientific problem to work with for the duration of the course. Your main focus will be on learning a research method, and the project itself can take place in a laboratory, in field or in a greenhouse. Along with your practical work you will also do literature studies in order to learn about the theoretical background of the method used, and to be able to compare it with other research methods within the field. The course will provide you with an insight into the research process and the work of a research group.

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Project based research training (LB0066-40006) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

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Academic year 2019/2020

Project based research training (LB0066-20007) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2019/2020

Project based research training (LB0066-10011) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

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Project based research training (LB0066-40007) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

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Project based research training (LB0066-30007) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

Academic year 2018/2019

Project based research training (LB0066-20008) 2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20

Academic year 2018/2019

Project based research training (LB0066-10019) 2018-09-03 - 2018-11-05

Academic year 2017/2018

Project based research training (LB0066-40101) 2018-03-21 - 2018-06-03

Academic year 2017/2018

Project based research training (LB0066-30129) 2018-01-15 - 2018-03-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Project based research training (LB0066-20100) 2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14

Academic year 2017/2018

Project based research training (LB0066-10131) 2017-08-28 - 2017-10-30

Academic year 2016/2017

Project based research training (LB0066-40046) 2017-03-22 - 2017-06-04

LB0066 Project based research training, 15.0 Credits

Project based research training

Syllabus approved

2010-10-27

Subjects

Agricultural science Horticultural science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, other second-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

The equivalent of 30 credits at advanced level in Agricultural Science or Horticultural Science, and English B.

Objectives

The student will gain an insight into research by working with a project in close association with a research group. The student will be able to train, in practice, how to apply some of the methods used by the research group in order to solve a specific problem. The student will also study the theory behind the methods in order to understand the limitations and possibilities of them.

On completion of the course, the student will:
- be able to apply and use some methods used in agricultural research
- understand the theoretical background of some methods used in agricultural research
- be able to present results in the form of a scientific paper
- have an insight in the research process and the work of a research group

Content

The course is based around an individual project. Prior to the course the student is asked to identify the research area or methods he/she is interested to learning more about. The student then contacts the course leader and a representative of a research group. At the beginning of the course, an individual project is identified by the student and a supervisor and a time plan is written. The student is introduced to laboratory or field site routines including the safety aspects. After a supervised introduction to the methods, more responsibility is given to the student. Literature studies in relation to the project and the chosen methods are included. The project concludes with the student writing a report, which must also be orally presented to the research group.

Formats and requirements for examination

The student has actively taken part in the work of a research group. The student writes a final report in English, in the form of a scientific report, including a discussion of the methods used and their limits and possibilities, and gives a seminar on the results in the project.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The course will broaden the student’s knowledge about research work and associated methods and/or may serve as a prestudy to a Master’s project.

Responsible department

Department of Biosystems and Technology
Cooperating departments:
Agrosystems
Horticulture
Department of People and Society
Department of Plant breeding and Biotechnology
Department of Plant Protection Biology
Landscape architecture
Landscape management, design and construction
Rural buildings

Further information

Determined by: Programutskott jordbruk och landsbygd

LB0066 - Project based research training, 15.0 credits

Course assessment criteria

Objectives:
The student will gain an insight into research by working with a project in close association with a research group. The student will be able to train, in practice, how to apply some of the methods used by the research group in order to solve a specific problem. The student will also study the theory behind the methods in order to understand the limitations and possibilities of them.

Learning outcome

3: Pass

4: Pass with Credit

5: Pass with Distinction

The practical use of research methods

The student is able to apply and use some methods used in agricultural research

Theoretical background of research methods

The student understands the theoretical background of some methods used in agricultural research

As for grade 3 and;

The student is able to discuss advantages, disadvantages and limitation with some methods used in agricultural research

As for grade 4 and;

The student is able to compare advantages for different methods when applied at various research questions

Writing a scientific paper

The student is able to present results in the form of a scientific paper

The research process

The student has an insight in the research process and the work of a research group

For grade 3 the student must reach grade 3 for all learning outcomes

For grade 4 the student must reach grade 3 for all learning outcomes plus grade 4 for the learning outcomes where 4 can be reached

For grade 5 the student must reach grade 3 for all learning outcomes plus grade 5 for the learning outcomes where 5 can be reached

1) Literature
Comments: Since this course is based on individual projects there is no common literature list.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Agroecology - Master´s Programme Horticultural Science - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Agricultural science Horticultural science
Course code: LB0066 Application code: SLU-30146 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%