Course code MežZ3077

Credit points 2

Methodology of Research

Total Hours in Course32

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Date of course confirmation22.11.2016

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author tēma ES29

Solveiga Luguza

Mg. silv.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Linards Sisenis

Dr. silv.

Prior knowledge

Mate1035, Mathematics II

Mate4016, Mathematics I

Course abstract

Aim of the study course is to provide a basic understanding of science, the role of technical progress in the promotion and innovation, to create an understanding of the content and sequence of scientific work, to provide knowledge and skills to the students to be able to independently choose the research topic, to work out previous research survey, choose the research methodology, to describe it and accordingly use it, to obtain the data, to process using suitable mathematical methods, and be able to analyze the results.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

During the study course students acquire
• knowledge and understanding of science and its role in economic development, scientific research methods. • The result is a variety of skills to analyze processes, find and formulate research topics, choose an appropriate methodology and skills to preform the scientific report.
• After the course the student is competent to independently prepare the bachelor paper and carry out scientific research. After course of Methodology of Research students know the basic empirical data processing techniques, using logical analysis can select specific data suitable mathematical methods as well as is competent in planning trials or experiments taking into account the type and extent of empirical data needed to solve specific research tasks.

Compulsory reading

1. Studiju noslēguma darbu struktūra un noformēšana: metodiskie norādījumi Meža fakultātes studentiem [tiešsaiste]. Sast. L.Sisenis, A. Ābele. . Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte Meža fakultāte. Jelgava: LLU, 2015. 18 lpp. [Skatīts 10.02.2017.]. Pieejams: http://www.mf.llu.lv/getfile.php?id=1383
2. LLU Satversme [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 10.02.2017.]. Pieejams: http://www.llu.lv/lv/llu-pamatdokumenti
3. Zinātniskās darbības likums LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Pieņemts 14.04.2005. Stājas spēkā 19.05.2005. . Pieejams: http://likumi.lv/doc.php?id=107337
4. Arhipova I., Bāliņa S. Statistika ekonomikā. Risinājumi ar SPSS un MS Excel.- Rīga: Datorzinību centrs, 2003. 354 lpp.

Further reading

1. Zinātnisko publikāciju datu bāzes
2. Zinātnisko publikāciju žurnāli
3. Johnson R.A., Wichern D.W. Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis, 6th ed. USA: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007. 773 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. The Official Journal of the International Association for Statistical Computing "Computational Statistics & Data Analysis". ISSN 0167-9473
2. The Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods. United States. ISSN 1538-9472
3. International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies. IJDATS. ISSN 1755-8069