Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2019 - 10.12.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II Autumn (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After taking the course, the student can design, conduct, analyze and communicate simple experimental laboratory studies on behavioural and neurosciences. Special focus is put on hands-on learning in the laboratory (exercises), thus after the course the students have basic skills required for conducting experimental work for their diploma thesis.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course gives the students hands-on skills for laboratory work and scientific writing in behavioural and neurosciences. The lectures include discussions about designing feasible experimental studies as well as interpreting and reporting the findings. Topics covered include sampling, visualization, descriptive statistics and statistical testing. Laboratory work (exercises) consists of conducting real data analyses using software R, and of presenting and discussing the findings.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Compulsory homework assignments, noncompulsory homework assignments, exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 20 hours, exercises 10 hours, compulsory homework assignments (including writing the corresponding reports) 40 hours, other (noncompulsory) homework assignments 20 hours, reading and studying the lecture materials 40 hours

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Rosenthal & Rosnow: Essentials of Behavioral Research: Methods and Data Analysis (3rd edition or newer)

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course replaces the courses Becs-114.5501 Experimental and Statistical Methods in Biological Sciences I and NBE-E4030 Experimental and Statistical Methods in Biological Sciences

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MS-A05XX First course in probability and statistics or equivalent knowledge

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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