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Advanced methods and techniques in field- and laboratory-based geoscience research, including research planning, scientific writing and presentation of findings.
This paper is designed for students entering 400-level in the second semester, and it should be followed by GEOL 403 in the first semester of the following year. The equivalent full-year 20-point paper, for students starting in the first semester, is GEOL 401.
|Paper title||Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 1|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$685.39|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- GEOL 401
- Understanding of all aspects of basic geology and some areas to a more advanced level
- Equivalent training to having completed third-year geology at Otago
Most students taking this paper will be completing a research project at 400-level with an academic supervisor in the Geology Department.
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Steven Smith
All Geology staff may contribute to this paper.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
View the 400-level handbook (handbook indicative of content next time the paper is taught)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Students will develop a high-quality research plan for a postgraduate research project. Students will also develop the ability to synthesise scientific ideas and arguments and present them in the form of a portfolio of notes.