15 Credits AUTUMN

Co-requisites: GEO6669

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

Restrictions on availability: Yes; only available to those registered on the MSc(Res) in Polar and Alpine Change.

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

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