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CHEM 303 - Research Methods

(3 units)
Research Methods is a required course in the NevadaTeach sequence. The course provides prospective science teachers with an understanding of how the scientific enterprise works. (BIOL 303, CHEM 303 and PHYS 303 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the three.)

Prerequisite(s): NVTC 101 ; NVTC 102 ; completion of Silver Core Natural Sciences requirement; Junior standing. Recommended Preparation: MATH 181 ; a college-level statistics course.

Units of Lecture: 2
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Fall
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to create their own experiments to answer scientific questions.
2. Students will be able to identify sources of systematic and random errors and design experiments to reduce them.
3. Students will be able to use probes and computers to gather and analyze data.
4. Students will be able to use statistics to interpret experimental results and deal with sampling errors.
5. Students will be able to treat human subjects in an ethical fashion.


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