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Welcome to your Scientific Study Skills reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
Essential Study Skills by Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy hereDo you want to do better at university? Packed with study tips and handy activities, Essential Study Skills is a proven guide that shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university - whatever level you′re at. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you′ll find out how to: Sail through those tricky first weeks Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn Learn techniques for academic writing and research Stay cool and cope with stress Pass exams with flying colours Plan your career after graduation. Don′t miss in this edition... Even more tips and advice on learning methods, online learning and developing job skills - ensuring success throughout your course Additional case studies and student tips to help you apply the skills you need A companion website packed with toolkits and resources, to help you study smarter. 'An outstanding book which enables learners to actively identify, reflect and develop their 'skills' to enable them to succeed as life-long learners. The authors present the 'how to' alongside the 'what' of study skills to enable continuous personal development, in an accessible style.' - Di Turgoose, Senior Lecturer, Member of the Association for Learning and Development in Higher Education The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
Call Number: STSK 371.30281 BUR
Publication Date: 2016
Communication Skills for the Biosciences by Effective scientific communication is a skill highly-prized by potential employers, and is central to success during postgraduate study.Communication Skills for the Biosciences is a straightforward, practical guide to the skills you should master to get the most out of your study and research, to pave the way to a successful career.Focusing on the three key modes of communication - written, oral, and visual - the book also includes valuable advice on associated topics, including peer review, data sharing, data ownership, plagiarism, critical review of scientific information and the role of e-technology.Uniquely, the book incorporates annotated examples, bringing to life the guidance and explanations presented in the text, and helping you to master best practice in all areas of science communication.Communication Skills for the Biosciences is a must-have companion throughout your postgraduate career.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Communication Skills for the Biosciences features:For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download.* PowerPoint slides that can be adapted and used as the basis for workshops or lectures.For students:* Examples of best practice in the use of Powerpoint, and preparation of posters.
Call Number: 570.14 DIV
Publication Date: 2009
Experimental Design for the Life Sciences by The careful design of experiments lies at the core of good research. Experimental Design for the Life Sciences equips you with the skills you need to effectively design experiments, making this essential aspect of the research process readily understandable. It demonstrates how goodexperimental design relies on clear thinking and biological understanding, not mathematical or statistical complexity.With a refreshingly approachable and articulate style, the book walks you through the considerations that go into designing an experiment in clear, practical terms. Using examples drawn from across the life sciences - from ecology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and health sciences - theauthors illustrate how these concepts are applied within the broad context of real biological research.Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource centre to accompany Experimental Design for the Life Sciences features:For students:* Self-test questions and answers* Additional examples* Supplementary sections discuss complex concepts and statistical issues in more depth* Links to useful websites and free softwareFor lecturers:* Suggested course structures, complete with practical exercises* Figures from the book, available to download
Call Number: 570.724 RUX
Publication Date: 2017
Biomeasurement by Statistical analysis allows us to attach meaning to data that we have collected; it helps us to understand what experimental results really mean, and to assess whether we can trust what experiments seem to be telling us. Yet, despite being a collection of the most valuable and important toolsavailable to bioscientists, statistics is often the aspect of study most feared by students.Biomeasurement offers a refreshing, student-focused introduction to the use of statistics in the study of the biosciences. With an emphasis on why statistical techniques are essential tools for bioscientists, the book develops confidence in students to use and further explore the key techniques forthemselves. Beginning by placing the role of data analysis in the context of the wider scientific method and introducing the student to the key terms and concepts common to all statistical tools, the book then guides the student through descriptive statistics, and on to inferential statistics, explaining howand why each type of technique is used, and what each can tell us in order to better understand our data. It goes on to present the key statistical tests, walking the student step-wise through the use of each, with carefully-integrated examples and plentiful opportunities for hands-on practice. Thebook closes with an overview of choosing the right test to suit your data, and tools for presenting data and their statistical analyses.Written by a talented educator, whose teaching has won praise from the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Biomeasurement is sure to engage even the most wary of students, demonstrating the power and importance of statistics throughout the study of bioscience.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Biomeasurement features:For students:* Screencast walkthroughs for SPSS and R.* Online glossary and flashcard glossary.* Data sets, for use in statistical analysis software packages.* Help sheets offering concise guidance on key techniques and the use of statistical analysis software packages.* Interactive calculation sheets to help students carry out key statistical tests quickly and easily in Excel, without the need for other software.* Full-text versions of Literature Link articles from OUP Journals.For registered adopters of the book:* Additional exercises, to supplement those in the book, and suggested tutorial assignments.* Figures from the book, available for download.* PowerPoint presentation outlines for each chapter.
Call Number: 570.72 HAW
Publication Date: 2014