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Methods For Environmental Research (Module)

Module description

This module provides students with a background in methods involved in conducting environmental research, including research design, data analysis and data presentation. The module considers aspects of experimental design, including scientific theory, sample design, sampling methods and hypothesis testing. Students are also introduced to methods of data analysis, ranging from descriptive statistics to multivariate analysis. Lectures are supported with self-guided computer practicals in which demonstrator/module lecturers will be present during part of the practical scheduled time. This module aims to provide students with some of the necessary training to undertake dissertation research.



Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.  

Staff information


Teaching pattern

20 hrs lectures/seminars, 20 hours self-guided computer practicals

Module assessment - more information

500 word practical report (10%); 750 word practical report (20%); 2,750 word report (70%)

Key information

Module code 7SSG5110

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework practical/s

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No