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GG5516: RESEARCH METHODS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 13 Oct 2021 15:35


Course Overview

Students are introduced to relevant research methods for the analysis of rural, land, property, and environmental resources. The course is the fundamental building block for the substantive dissertation or partnership project that students undertake over the summer. Topics studied in detail include strategy formulation  for effective literature review, various methodological approaches, the selection of  appropriate methods for carrying out specified research exercises and the production of feasible research proposals and programmes of work.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Lorna J. Philip
  • Dr Katrin Prager

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

  • One of Archaeology (AY) (Studied) or Computing Science (CS) (Studied) or Geography (GG) (Studied) or Master of Land Economy in Rural Surveying & Rural Property Mgmt (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (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

This course will enable the student to appreciate the nature and purpose of academic research, will provide a systematic route through the initial stages in the preparation of a feasible research proposal and identify the investigative, evaluative and research management skills essential for the successful completion of a dissertation or partnership project.


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

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 32, 34 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 29 - 31

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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