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GL5041: GEOSCIENCE RESEARCH SKILLS AND DATA ANALYSIS (2020-2021)

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Course Overview

The aim of this course is to develop critical thinking, presentation and project design skills for research together with an enhancement of the necessary skills in numeracy, data manipulation and data interpretation. The course involves substantial workshop-based and student-led practical work designed to provide direct experience of these key components.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Clare Elizabeth Bond

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Geology And Petroleum Geology (GL) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

After completing the course students are expected to be able to:
Work successfully as part of a team
Construct and challenge scientific arguments.
Synthesise extensive and diverse information in the Earth Sciences
Use and manipulate numerical data in a robust fashion
Design and document workflows for scientific investigations
Present scientific knowledge and results to peer-groups, to users of scientific know-how and to the public at large.

Content:
Effective teams in geoscience
Construction of scientific argument, identifying and formulating hypotheses
The nature and uncertainties in data and interpretation
Design of workflows
Critical interrogation of published material
Synthesis of previous research
Presentation of science to peer-groups through writing, poster, oral and web-based media
Presentation of science to non-technical audiences through various media
Statistics in earth science - manipulating numerical data

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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