To allow Masters students to undertake a major individual investigation that involves the application of multidisciplinary skills, and to prepare a report with a research focus or integrated management focus. Masters students are encouraged to submit an article to a refereed journal if they complete this unit and SCI03071. Research Project II is a double weighted unit.
On completion of Research Project II students should be able to:
- Demonstrate skills in project design, information acquisition, data interpretation and analysis.
- Demonstrate an enhanced knowledge and expertise in an area relevant to environmental science or management.
- Write a research thesis
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||frame a research question, develop aims and associated testable hypotheses||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|2||plan and design an experimental research project||Intellectual rigour|
|3||critically evaluate and apply considerations needed when experimenting with live animals including applying animal ethics in research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|4||select and apply appropriate statistics for analyses of specific datasets||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|5||organise and manage resource and time priorities and work as a team with fellow scholars||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|6||demonstrate the ability to interpret the results of field work/experiments with special consideration to the scientific literature||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
|Self-directed project Negotiated (Negotiated)|
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