- Department: Environment and Geography
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Katherine Brookfield
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: C
- Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
- See module specification for other years: 2023-24
This module introduces students to different research skills. It will cover a variety of research methods and quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques. The knowledge and skills acquired through the module will support students in subsequent stages of their degree and will be applicable to the world of employment. Through teaching and learning activities, and a UK field trip*, students will develop and apply knowledge.
*Field trip feasibility is kept under review. Circumstances can sometimes preclude a field trip.
|Semester 2 2024-25
Subject content aims:
Develop students’ understanding of different research skills
Introduce students to a range of research methods and forms of analysis
Provide opportunities to apply acquired knowledge
Academic and employability skills aims:
Develop skills in designing research
Develop skills in data collection, handling and analysis
Develop communication skills
Demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to apply, different approaches to research
Demonstrate an appreciation of the characteristics of different research techniques
Demonstrate knowledge of the strengths and limitations of different research techniques
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Written feedback will be provided on assessment in accordance with the University’s Policy on Assessment Feedback Turnaround Time. Ongoing verbal feedback will be provided throughout the module.
Dytham, C. (2011). Choosing and using statistics: A biologist's guide. 3rd Edition. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Flick, U. (2014). An introduction to qualitative research. 5th Edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage.