EV5007 - Introduction to Research
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Available to students only with permission of the program co-ordinator.
Aimed at students about to attempt their first research program. The subject introduces
fundamental ideas required to understand how scientific progress is made and to recognise
- have a broad understanding of the variety of approaches to the acquisition of knowledge
- be aware of the diversity of research methodology in contemporary environmental studies
and geography and understand the limitations of each approach;
- be able to derive meaningful research questions that are underpinned by a strong theoretical
framework of a given disciplinary area;
- Be able to decide on an appropriate research methodology for their chosen topic of
- Be able to understand the inter-relationship that exists between research and management.
Appreciate ethical issues in research and management. Gain proficiency in communicating
their research to a range of audiences.
- The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
- The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics
in at least one discipline area;
- The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
- A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest