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The Preparation and Evaluation of Agricultural Research Projects

Course Code | : ZTB517 |

Course Type | : Required |

Couse Group | : Second Cycle (Master's Degree) |

Education Language | : Turkish |

Work Placement | : N/A |

Theory | : 2 |

Prt. | : 2 |

Credit | : 3 |

Lab | : 0 |

ECTS | : 8 |

Objectives of the Course

The course objectives are to provide basic information and skills in terms of the preparation, management and writing of final report of an agricultural research project

Course Content

Determination of project phases, conclude and the evaluation of written and oral presentation.

Name of Lecturer(s)

Prof. Osman EREKUL |

Learning Outcomes

1. | Discuss a problem as a research project |

2. | Determination of project stages |

3. | Students learn approaches about analysis of the data obtained from experiments and interpretation of results. |

4. | Obtaining the results |

5. | Publication of experiment results and making presentation about project. |

Recommended or Required Reading

1. | Açıkgöz N. 1993. Research and Experimental Methods in Agriculture (III. Article). Ege Faculty of Agriculture Publications No: 478 |

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week 1 - Theoretical

Basic concepts about experimental designs and analysis

Week 1 - Practice

Literature search

Week 2 - Theoretical

Variance analysis and explanations of one factorial experiment: analysis and interpretation results obtained from completely randomized plot design and randomized block design.

Week 2 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 3 - Theoretical

Variance analysis and explanations of one factorial experiment: analysis and interpretation results obtained from augmented design.

Week 3 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 4 - Theoretical

Variance analysis and explanations of two factorial experiment: analysis and interpretation results obtained from split-plot design

Week 5 - Theoretical

Variance analysis and explanations of two factorial experiment: analysis and interpretation results obtained from split-plot design

Week 5 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 6 - Theoretical

Variance analysis and explanations of two factorial experiment: analysis and interpretation results obtained from split-plot design

Week 6 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 7 - Theoretical

Multi-characterized analysis: correlation coefficient and significance test, simple multiple correlation coefficient

Week 7 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 8 - Intermediate Exam

MidTerm Exam

Week 9 - Theoretical

Factors and path analysis, application of path analysis in field crop cultivation and breeding

Week 9 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 10 - Theoretical

Regression coefficients and significance test, and regression models.

Week 10 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 11 - Theoretical

Using a regression model to estimate yield and genotype x environment interaction

Week 11 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 12 - Theoretical

Analysis of data with SAS software package

Week 12 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 13 - Theoretical

Analysis of data with SPSS software package

Week 13 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 14 - Theoretical

Analysis of data with JMP software package

Week 14 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 15 - Theoretical

Interpretation of the results of statistical analysis

Week 15 - Practice

Sample problem solution

Week 16 - Final Exam

Final exam

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Type of Assessment | Count | Percent |
---|---|---|

Midterm Examination | 1 | %40 |

Final Examination | 1 | %60 |

Workload Calculation

Activities | Count | Preparation | Time | Total Work Load (hours) |
---|---|---|---|---|

Lecture - Theory | 14 | 2 | 2 | 56 |

Lecture - Practice | 14 | 2 | 2 | 56 |

Assignment | 14 | 1 | 1 | 28 |

Reading | 15 | 0 | 2 | 30 |

Midterm Examination | 1 | 12 | 2 | 14 |

Final Examination | 1 | 20 | 2 | 22 |

TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) | 206 |

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

PÇ-1 | PÇ-2 | PÇ-3 | PÇ-4 | PÇ-5 | PÇ-6 | PÇ-7 | PÇ-8 | PÇ-9 | PÇ-10 | |

OÇ-1 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

OÇ-2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

OÇ-3 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

OÇ-4 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

OÇ-5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 |

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