Course code MežZ3064

Credit points 2

Basics of Scientific Research

Total Hours in Course32

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Date of course confirmation13.01.2015

Responsible UnitDepartment of Silviculture

Course developer

author Mežkopības katedra

Andrejs Dreimanis

Dr. silv.

Course abstract

Students achieve Knowledge about the Organization of Scientific Research, Content of scientific Work and Methods of Extracting of experimental Data. Students acquire Knowledge about the basic Principles of arranging Test, Kinds and accuracy of Tests. They acquire Skills of laying out Shemes and basic Knowledge about Field Test Methods in Silviculture, Forest Tree Improvement, Game Management and forest Regeneration and the relaited Methods of Tests Data Processing.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After the Course Students will have:
• knowledge and Understanding about the basic Principles of Research Methodology,
• skills to develop layout of Field Experiments,
• competence to develop Methodology of Diploma work in Cooperation with Supervisor and to collect necessary Data.

Compulsory reading

1. Arhipova I., Bāliņa S. Statistika ekonomikā un biznesā. Rīga: Datorzinību centr, 2006. 364 lpp.
2. Maģistra darbu izstrādāšana un aizstāvēšana: metodiskie norādījumi. Sast. H. Tuherms, I. Liepa, A. Drēska, Z.Saliņš, V. Kozuliņš, U. Spulle. Jelgava: LLU, 2010. 26 lpp.

Further reading

1. Liepa I. Biometrija. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1974. 336 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Mežzinātne. [ tiešsaiste]. Salaspils: Latvijas Valsts Mežzinātnes institūts "Silava". ISSN 1407-270X. [skatīts 05.12.2011.] Pieejams: http://www.silava.lv/Mezzinatne/lejupieladei.aspx
2. Baltic Forestry, ISSN 1392-1355
3. Zinātnes Vēstnesis, ISSN 1407-1479