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F&ES 550 01 (13331)  
Natural Science Research Methods
Oswald Schmitz
Mark Bradford
Fall 2016 
3 credits. The course prepares students to design and execute an intensive research project. It covers elementary principles and philosophy of science; research planning, including preparation, criticism, and oral presentation of study plans; communicating research findings; limitations of research techniques; the structure of research organizations; and professional scientific ethics.