- Professor Daniel Donoghue (Professor - Durham University)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Produce a 13,000 (minimum) - 15,000 word (maximum) research thesis.||90%|
|Semester Assessment||Present a research seminar.||10%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Presentation marks to be carried forward. Resubmit research thesis.|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Independently formulate research design and hypotheses.
2. Demonstrate their knowledge of the theoretical principles of scientific research.
3. Place research in appropriate wider contexts.
4. Search relevant databases.
5. Undertake independent fieldwork (if applicable)
6. Undertake appropriate laboratory analyses of GIS/remotely sensed data.
7. Demonstrate proficiency in appropriate GIS/remote sensing software.
8. Present the results and conclusions of their research in a coherent manner in the form of professional quality thesis.
9. Present the results and conclusions of their research in a coherent manner in the form of an oral presentation.
10. Work to a tight schedule.
- Devise research enquiry.
- Complete necessary background reading.
- Complete necessary field and laboratory work.
- Complete written thesis.
- Prepare and deliver research presentation.
Students will be expected to devise a research enquiry and to use appropriate GIS/remote sensing techniques to solve the research problem.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||The research will involve the analysis of data. Statistical tests will be performed on the data set.|
|Communication||Students will present their work to their colleagues and to members of staff through the medium of a formal presentation.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will conduct much of this work independently; therefore there is a requirement for them to read appropriate literature and to ensure that maintain good time management to complete the research on time.|
|Information Technology||Students will use a variety of advanced GIS/remote sensing software.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Skills gained in specialist GIS/remote sensing software will directly aid those seeking a career in GIS/remote sensing.|
|Problem solving||Students are expected to devise a research enquiry and to use appropriate techniques to solve the problem.|
|Research skills||Research skills are integral to the successful completion of the module as it is based on a research enquiry.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will further their skills in GIS and remote sensing through the use of specialist software packages.|
|Team work||Team work will be required for the acquisition of ground truth data.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7