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.
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%)