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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP7078927, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination RESEARCH PLANNING
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI

Teacher in charge RICCARDO DA RE

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 1.0
Other -- -- 2.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 2.0 16 34.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 DA RE RICCARDO (Presidente)
SECCO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)
1 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 DA RE RICCARDO (Presidente)
SECCO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Students’ background may be very different, and some of them may have already encountered any of the methods of this course in other classes. Even so, no prior knowledge of research methodology or statistics is required.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at providing knowledge and competences on the basic research planning techniques. At the end of the course students will be able to sketch out a survey design, from the problem definition and the conception to the results analysis, both qualitative and quantitative.
The teaching will be based on concrete examples and applications on real cases. At all stages, emphasis will be placed on interpreting and reporting the results clearly.
Examination methods: The exam is divided into 2 parts:
- A group work on a concrete case study
- An individual oral exam
Assessment criteria: Both group and individual work will be assessed. At the end of lessons, students will deal with a qualifying examination without a final mark (”passed-not passed” judgement).
Course unit contents: The course will cover many topics, among which including: qualitative analysis, question wording, descriptive statistics and visual display of information, statistical inference, sampling design.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The main topics are presented through lectures (ppt presentations). Learning methods encompass also homework and class work.
Additional notes about suggested reading: PPT presentations and detailed list of readings will be provided.

For this class you are not required to buy any textbooks. Some useful references, both for research planning and statistical analysis, will be provided.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)