Research Skills DD GEOG3010

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course develops skills of problem formulation, data acquisition and analysis, and report presentation within a time-constrained framework.


1 lecture per week in first half of seemster 

Weekly laboratories for first 4 weeks of semester

Requirements of Entry

Fulfilment of entry requirements to Level 3 Geography


Geographic Thought GEOG4013

Geographical Techniques GEOG4015



Four laboratory assessments (20%)

Project proposal (25%)

Project (55%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to develop skills relating to the analysis and manipulation of geographic data. To develop oral and communication skills. To provide the student with skills in the use of computers in geography. To develop critical skills, ensuring that students are able to discuss competently current debates within the discipline.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ conceptualise an appropriate research question

■ design an appropriate research methodology

■ implement appropriate methods to achieve project goals

■ complete ethics and health and safety reports

■ adopt appropriate conceptual approaches to analyse field data

■ effectively manage time to deliver project outcomes

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.