15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module aims to provide an introduction to conducting research in physical geography and environmental science. The module will provide an understanding of the sources of research problems and how specific student research topics fit into broader agendas. It will provide an understanding of 'scientific method' and its different components, including the roles of fieldwork, laboratory experiments and modelling. It will provide an introduction to planning a research project (including literature search, fieldwork, laboratory work, data analysis, error analysis and written and graphical presentation) with a view to preparing students for writing a research proposal.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on GEOU19 and GEOU210

Staff Contact: SOLE ANDREW
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Geography):

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