Last modified: 13 Oct 2020 10:05
This course introduces students to a range of scientific and social scientific skills and techniques used in Geography. The course involves a residential field trip in the Easter vacation, past venues have included: the Isle of Skye; the Isle of Arran, Inverness and the Cairngorms National Park. The trips enable students to employ skills and techniques learned in lectures and workgroup sessions to conduct original research into issues covered elsewhere.
Only available to students registered for programme year 2 of a Geography study aim or to students also taking at least 3 of GG2013, GG2014, GG2509 & GG2510
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course introduces key research skills for the geosciences, both scientific and social scientific, and includes both lecture and practical components. Students will learn how to conduct investigations in their chosen field of study effectively and safely. Topics considered include concepts underpinning geosciences research, and basic methods of data gathering, analysis and presentation (such as questionnaire design, keeping of a field notebook, basic field skills, some statistical training, report writing). The core element of the course is a residential fieldtrip in the Easter vacation. This enables students to employ the skills and techniques learned in lectures and workgroup sessions to conduct original research into phenomena/issues covered elsewhere in the suite of Level 1 and 2 courses in Geography & Environment.
|This course involves an Easter field trip. Students are advised not to make arrangements for the vacation until details of the trips are confirmed. Please note the field course involves a student financial contribution. The estimated cost will be £130.||GBP 130.00|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
If fieldwork is possible:
(i) Research Report (worth 50%)
(ii) Presentation 1 (15%)
(iii) Presentation 2 (15%)
(iv) Coursework portfolio (20%)
If fieldwork is not possible, the Research Report will be replaced with 2 online exercises (one quantitative and one qualitative data exercise), each worth 25% of the overall mark.
Resit (for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21):
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|