Marine Science Honours 4130
Available in 2013
|Ourimbah||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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 a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.
|Objectives||On 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.
|Content||Students 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.
|Assumed Knowledge||MARI4110 and MARI4120|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|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 MARI4130|