Welcome to your Scientific Skills reading list. Here you will find resources selected by your course team to support you throughout this module.
Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science by Currell, G; Dowman, A.This book is a completely revised and updated version of this invaluable text which allows science students to extend necessary skills and techniques, with the topics being developed through examples in science which are easily understood by students from a range of disciplines. The introductory approach eases students into the subject, progressing to cover topics relevant to first and second year study and support data analysis for final year projects. The revision of the material in the book has been matched, on the accompanying website, with the extensive use of video, providing worked answers to over 200 questions in the book plus additional tutorial support. The second edition has also improved the learning approach for key topic areas to make it even more accessible and user-friendly, making it a perfect resource for students of all abilities. The expanding website provides a wide range of support material, providing a study environment within which students can develop their independent learning skills, in addition to providing resources that can be used by tutors for integration into other science-based programmes. Hallmark Features: Applied approach providing mathematics and statistics from the first to final years of undergraduate science courses. Second edition substantially revised to improve the learning approach to key topics and the organisation of resources for ease of use in teaching. Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/currellmaths2 providing: Over 200 videos showing step-by-step workings of problems in the book. Additional materials including related topic areas, applications, and tutorials on Excel and Minitab. Interactive multiple-choice questions for self-testing, with step-by-step video feedback for any wrong answers. A developing resource of study plans for useful topics and applications. Figures from the book for downloading.
Call Number: 510 CUR
Publication Date: 2009
Communication Skills for the Biosciences by Divan, A.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.
Essential Laboratory Skills for Biosciences by Meah, M; Kebede-Westhead, E.Essential Laboratory Skills for Biosciences is an essential companion during laboratory sessions. It is designed to be simple and give clear step by step instructions on essential techniques, supported by relevant diagrams. The book includes the use of particular equipment and how to do simple calculations that students come across regularly in laboratory practicals. Written by experienced lecturers this handy pocket book provides: Simple to follow laboratory techniques Clear use of diagrams and illustrations to explain techniques, procedures and equipment Step by step worked out examples of calculations including concentrations, dilutions and molarity Suitable for all first year university students, the techniques in the book will also be useful for postgraduate and final year project students and enhance the practical and theoretical knowledge of all those studying bioscience related subjects.
Call Number: 570.78 MEA + eBook
Publication Date: 2012
Experimental Design for the Life Sciences by Ruxton, G. R; Colegrave, N.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