This module gives students an authentic experience of conducting publishable palaebiological research culminating in producing and presenting their research report.
Coordinator: Dr Philip Mannion
- Module details
Title Advanced Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Studies UG Code GEOL0036 Coordinator Dr Philip Mannion Other Contributors Term 2 Credit 15 credits Written Exam Coursework Pre-Requisites Maths & Stats Content and Requirement Total Number of Hours of Student Work 188 hours Hours of Lectures/Seminars 40 ( 4 hours per week) Hours of Practicals/Problem Classes 20 hours Hours of Tutorials 0 Days of Fieldwork 0 Other None Categorizing Student Performance Levels
- To give students insight into how a true collaborative research project works inside the departmental environment and enable them to organise and carry out their own research.
- To introduce students to the process of writing in a scientific paper format, complete with review and revision.
- To give students experience of researching a palaeontological topic, critically appraising recent work, and producing a synthesis of this as an oral presentation.
To give students an authentic experience of conducting publishable palaebiological research. This invloves acquiring and/or developing analytical skilss and practicing written and oral presentation skills.
By the end of the course, students should be familiar with:
scientific literature searches, review writing and referencingcritical evaluation of comepting lines of evidencecarrying out original research, involving data collection, use of computerised analytical packages, relevant statistics writing a scientific paper and formatting it for a journalcreating and presenting a short talk
- scientific literature searches, review writing and referencing
- critical evaluation of comepting lines of evidence
- carrying out original research, involving data collection, use of computerised analytical packages, relevant statistics
- writing a scientific paper and formatting it for a journal
- creating and presenting a short talk