Master's students in the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences.
BSc degree or equivalent.
The student is able to reason using the scientific style of writing through the combination of analysis of a published paper and writing a preliminary version of part of the Master’s thesis in an appropriate scientific style. The student can apply the principles of the structure of the scientific paper in his/her own Master’s thesis. The student can give an oral presentation in a scientific style on the results she/he has obtained.
Scientific writing: Periods I-II, second year of Master’s studies.
Seminars: Periods I-IV. Seminar attendance is recommended from the first year on during the Master’s studies.
Analysis of a published paper as a group work. Presenting results in tables, graphs and illustrations. Stepwise preparation of parts of a scientific paper (Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion), with feedback from peers. Students will use part of their own MSc thesis data wherever possible, and a sample dataset will be provided for those who do not have their own data. MSc thesis seminars, preparation of an own seminar presentation as well as a task as an opponent in an MSc thesis seminar are included.
Lectures 20 h, group work, independent study and completion of a mini-thesis 95 h.
Attendance at 8 MSc thesis seminars, an oral presentation on own MSc thesis research, and acting as an opponent in one MSc thesis seminar are required, total 20 h.
Valiela, I. 2009. Doing Science. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 333 pp. Scientific articles related to the topic of the MSc thesis.
Grading scale for scientific writing 0-5. Written report 80%, oral presentation of group work 20%. The evaluation criteria of the report are presented in the Moodle area of the course. Evaluation criteria for group studies will be provided in the Moodle area of the course.
Grading scale for seminars pass-fail.
Detailed information about the group exercises, writing reports, participation in seminars, preparation of own seminar presentation, and acting as on the opponent will be provided in the Moodle pages of the course.
Scientific writing: Professor Jari Valkonen and University lecturer Frederick Stoddard.
Seminars: Professor Helena Korpelainen.
AGRI-005 Master’s Thesis.
Replaces the former course 822158 (AGTEK406) Agroteknologian tutkimusprosessi + 822095 (AGTEK405) Post gradu -seminaari OR
812142 (KTT406) Tieteellinen kirjoittaminen + 812147 (KTT501) Kasvintuotantotieteiden ja biotekniikan maisteriseminaarit OR
81592 (KEJAL520) Tutkimusprosessi ja seminaarit 2 OR
81692 (KERAV520) Tutkimusprosessi ja seminaarit 2 OR
817847 (MAA580) Maisteriseminaari OR
529249 (BIOT) Biotekniikan syventävä seminaari