Geographical Research Design (Overseas Field Course)
Module code: GY2435
This module teaches techniques in Research Design. It teaches you how to formulate a research proposal (pose a question, frame aims, objectives and hypotheses, devise a scientific rationale and justification, design data collection protocols and sampling strategies), collect data through field work, analyse data using a range of statistical techniques and to write up your findings in a variety of formats.
Research projects are developed and executed during a week-long field trip to Almeria in SE Spain. A key element of the module is to design the research project which you'll complete and write up in your 3rd year as part of the Dissertation module GY3420.
- Research design
- Literature searches
- Sampling strategies
- Data analysis
- Report writing
- The Physical Geography of a SE Spain: Europe’s only Desert