ENVT5014 Research Project in Environmental Science Part 4
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- The unit requires students to define a project and develop research questions or hypotheses, set objectives and aims, plan and execute the research, interpret the results and present those results in oral and written forms. The final output of the research project will be a research dissertation similar in content and context to a peer reviewed research article in an academic journal.
- Students are able to (1) critically identify gaps in knowledge relevant to a pre-defined field of inquiry; (2) critically assess the relevant literature; (3) write a proposal outlining the research; (4) collect relevant data involving primary and secondary sources as appropriate; (5) analyse data using quantitative and/or qualitative analysis as appropriate; (6) verbally communicate preliminary research findings; and (7) apply academic and discipline conventions in written outputs.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal; (2) research seminar; and (3) research dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Matthew Hipsey
- Unit rules
- ENVT5013 Research Project in Environmental Science Part 3
- GEOG5014 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 4
- Contact hours
- supervision sessions with one or two supervisors over two semesters; independent research and study. Students are guided in this process through an induction program starting the week before semester.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.