Marine Science Honours 4130

Course code MARI4130Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course involves the direct application of research skills and competencies introduced in MARI4120. 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 component of the research process. Students will have already completed a major literature review, identified a suitable research question and developed a robust research design. The present course explores and implements appropriate data collection techniques and develops advanced skills in data analysis. The course develops chapter drafts for the student's research thesis, as well as a poster and oral presentation of research findings.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete the following compulsory components:
* Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) module;
* Project risk assessment;
* Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction; and
* Academic Integrity Module (AIM).

Students will receive full information on these compulsory components in the course outline provided by the School.

Available in 2014

OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be provided with:

1. Competency in the selection of various methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in marine science studies.
2. Capacity to implement appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in their individual research projects.
3. Appreciation of the methods used to distill and communicate scientific findings in concise formats.
ContentStudents undertake activities involving:
- Discussion and guidance on the use of appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in marine science research.
- Guidance on the use of analytical thinking for data interpretation.
- The application of appropriate research ethics principles.
- Guidance on conventions used in communicating scientific findings in oral and poster presentations.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMARI4110 and MARI4120
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Thesis Outline & Initial Conclusions (Oral & Written)
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS module, Project risk assessment, Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction, and AIM.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MARI4130