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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.

    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 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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