This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23No such Code for pgprog: L7K514 May only be taken as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Research Methods (L7K514) by students who are part of the IAPETUS2 NERC DTP
Perspectives on Research in Environmental Science
||Available in 2021/22
||L7K514 May only be taken as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Research Methods (L7K514) by students who are part of the IAPETUS2 NERC DTP
- GEOG56215, GEOG56315, GEOG56415
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To provide general training in research methods applicable to environmental research
- To provide specific training on how to carry out a specific research project
- Conceptual approaches to developing environmental research methods including philosophy of science and interdisciplinary approaches
- Practical instruction on how to develop a research methodology
- Developing the practical skills (field, laboratory and/or computational) to be able to carry out a specific research project
- A critical understanding of key concepts and approaches in environmental research methods, and a practical understanding of different contexts in which to apply them.
- Ability to understand and apply a set of key methods and tools to a specific subject area within Environmental Science.
- Using innovative and critical approaches to demonstrate an ability to analyze and synthesize approaches to environmental science and its underlying data.
- Designing a research programme and demonstrating its feasibility both in terms of approaches used and practicalities of resources.
- An understanding of different approaches used to address environmental research questions in general
- An ability to carry out specific research methods
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Lectures to present technical and scholarly information, as well as the research contexts for this information
- Seminars and workshops to develop general conceptual approaches, developed further by lectures in some parts of the course
- Workshops to develop specific skills
- Reading and self-paced learning to reinforce the above
- Contact hours in the table below are indicative and will be based on a studentâ€™s individual needs as they progress, as identified by their Training Needs Analysis.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Reading and self-paced learning
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
|Reflexive portfolio providing an evaluation of how the learning outcomes have been met. Because of the range of potential learning outcomes, the portfolio may be made up of a range of different materials, including, but not limited to, reflexive essays, copies of presentations (and evaluation of the experience of presenting), reflexive diaries, project reports and links to other materials online, including audio-visual.
Verbal and/or written feedback from (a) supervisory team; (b) director at PhD Host Organization; (c) Academic Director of IAPETUS2 using the TNA process for self-reflection via Pebblepad, and by workshops biannually at DTP events. All students will be given the opportunity for 1:1 feedback via tutorials at these events or via duo.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University