Information Package / Course Catalogue
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 AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142256
Lecture - Practice142256
Assignment141128
Reading150230
Midterm Examination112214
Final Examination120222
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)206
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