Sustainable Resource Management Honours 413

Description

This course involves the direct application of research skills and competencies introduced in SRMT4120. 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 research thesis, as well as a poster and oral presentation of research findings.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate competency in the selection of various methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in sustainable resource management studies

2. Demonstrate their capacity to implement appropriate mthods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in their individula research projects

3. Appreciate the methods used to distill and communicate specific 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 sustainable resource management 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.

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Assumed Knowledge

SRMT4110 and SRMT4120

Assessment Items

Thesis: Thesis outline and initial conclusions

Contact Hours

Ourimbah

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term