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Introduction to Research Methods in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Official description

This course is an introduction to research challenges and methods in physical and mathematical sciences. Topics include documenting scientific work, literature searches, building a basic measurement system, mathematical modelling and measurement of simple physical systems, basic computational analysis of data, debugging (measurements, analysis, code, ...), evaluating uncertainties, ethical and social issues in science, and communicating scientific work orally and in writing.

In 2022-23, this course is restricted to students in the Pursue Stem program.

MCV4U Calculus & Vectors; SPH4U Physics / SCH4U Chemistry / ICS4U Computer Science / SES4U Earth and Space Science
Breadth requirement
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Distribution requirement
course title
specialized course
year of study
1st year
time and location
24P: TBA, Room: MP126
Bailey, David C.
David C. Bailey

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.