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The course will provide the students with valuable skills required in developing their research and general study skills, essential for their progression during the MSc programme, as well as to the rest of their academic and professional careers. The course introduces basic statistical analysis, teaches data handling skills and exposes students to literature searching and reference styles. During the course, students will get experience in handling real-life, large data sets and will work together with the lecturer and demonstrators in analysing the data and presenting the results.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The main aim of this course is to enable students coming from a range of backgrounds and studying environmental science, ecology, soil science and forestry the opportunity to enhance their core skills related to literature searches, critical reading of literature, processing data, statistical analysis of data, and to make the link between data collection and analysis, and interpreting statistical analysis to draw conclusions that address a research question.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1 written assessment (75%)
3 online quizzes (25%)
Resit assessment: As described in the MSc programme handbook
A range of formative exercises will be available throughout the course.
Timely feedback will be provided on both formative and summative assessments.