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300349 UE Methods in Cognitive Biology (2016W)

3.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 15 participants
Language: English



Die Vorbesprechung findet am 04.10.2016 um 14 Uhr im Seminarraum der Kognitionsbiologie statt. UZA 1, Biozentrum Althansraße 14, 1090 Win, 2.Ebene
LV dann jeweisl DI von 14.00-17.00 Uhr im SR der Kognitionsbiologie


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is developed to strengthen the methodological and analytical skills of the students. We cover all the different phases of scientific research with a specific focus on the field of Cognitive Biology, including: (1) study design, (2) methods in basic ethology, comparative psychology and neuroscience (3) basic background on purpose and meaning/interpretation of statistics, (4) manuscript writing, (5) the process of peer-review, and (6) presentation skills.

Assessment and permitted materials

The participants will be asked to participate during the lecture block (compulsory), to hand in written assignments, make a presentation and to take part in a final exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

-Active participation (25 pts)
-Written home assignment (25 pts)
-Presentation (25 pts)
-Written final exam (25 pts)

To pass this course you need at least 50 pts.

Examination topics

The course comprises a combination of lectures, individual work, and group work/discussion. Based on lectures students will work on assignments in small groups and or alone. Students will be evaluated based on participation and in-class assignments, a written home assignment, a presentation, and a written final examination at the end of the course.

Reading list

Association in the course directory


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