Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4003
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
This course involves the direct application of research skills and competencies introduced in GEOG4002. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's 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 chapter drafts for the student's final honours research thesis.
By the end of this course students will have:
1. Competency in the selection and use of various methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in geographical and 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 philosophical issues linking research methodologies and theoretical research and analysis in geographical and environmental studies.
4. Knowledge of appropriate research ethics principles and procedures and capacity to obtain appropriate approval for a research project.
Students undertake activities involving:
- Discussion and guidance on uses of appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in geography and environmental studies.
- Guidance on use of analytical thinking for data analysis and conclusion drawing.
- Discussion and guidance over the philosophical issues linking research methodologies and theoretical research and analysis in geography and environmental studies.
- The application of appropriate research ethics principles.
GEOS4210 and EMGT4210
Students currently enrolled in the previous suite of honours, ie GEOS4110, 4120, 4210 and 4221 as well as EMGT4110, 4120, 4210 and 4220 will be permitted to finish their current program prior to these courses being deleted.
GEOG4001 and GEOG4002.
Modes of Delivery
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Case Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term