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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 1
    Subject Geology
    EFTS 0.0833
    Points 10 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $723.96
    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: Associate Professor Chris Moy

    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.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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