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    Advanced methods and techniques in field- and laboratory-based geoscience research, including research planning, scientific writing and presentation of findings.

    Students must have taken GEOL 402 to enrol in this paper. Full-year students starting in the first semester should take the 20-point paper GEOL 401.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 2
    Subject Geology
    EFTS 0.0833
    Points 10 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $723.96
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Pre or Corequisite
    GEOL 402
    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.

    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 high-level research skills by planning and leading a geological field trip, presenting research findings, and producing a portfolio of seminar notes.


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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