Environmental Science and Management Honours 4003
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
This course involves the direct application of research skills and competencies introduced in ENVS4001 and ENVS4002. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's principal Honours research supervisor. It concentrates on the data collection and analysis portion of the research process. By the start of this course, students will have completed a major literature review, identified a suitable research question and developed a robust research design. The course explores and implements appropriate data collection techniques and develops advanced skills in data analysis. The course develops drafts for the student's final thesis.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Occupational Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the School.
|Objectives||At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. competency in the selection and use of various methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in environmental studies;
2. capacity to identify and implement appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection to be used in their individual research projects;
3. appreciation of the practical issues linking research methodologies and theoretical research and analysis in environmental studies; and
4. knowledge of appropriate research ethics principles and procedures and capacity to obtain appropriate approval for a research project.
|Content||Students undertake activities involving:
1. discussion and guidance on uses of appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in environmental studies;
2. guidance on use of analytical thinking for data analysis and conclusion drawing;
3. guidance on drafting reports summarizing preliminary findings or progress;
4. guidance on presenting preliminary findings orally before peers and academic staff; and
5. the application of appropriate research ethics principles and OH&S issues.
|Assumed Knowledge||ENVS4001 and ENVS4002|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Teaching Methods||Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for ENVS4003|