10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The ability to undertake independent research is a key skill in Geography and Environmental Science and in many areas of future employment. This module focuses on the philosophical background to undertaking research and on providing experience in designing research projects. It introduces the principles of research design and places methods of data collection in the overall processes of research, including the identification of a topic of study, undertaking a literature review, and formulating research questions and linking them to appropriate methods of data collection, analysis and testing, as well as research ethics and safety. Lectures will be complemented by workshops. Summative assessment will involve a proposal that will form the basis of the dissertation.

Staff Contact: Dr Darrel Swift
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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