Research Skills DD GEOG3010

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

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

Timetable

Initially 1 lecture per week and later in the semester up to 3 lectures per week

Weekly laboratories

Requirements of Entry

Fulfilment of entry requirements to Level 3 Geography

Co-requisites

Geographic Thought GEOG4013

Geographical Techniques GEOG4015

Assessment

Assessment

Five laboratory assessments

Project proposal

Project

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

* implementation 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.