The purpose of the module is to develop students’ ability to undertake research in human geography by building on what they have learnt in Geog2008 through studying key principles in research design and methods, and through practice-based learning on a fieldtrip and associated lectures, practicals and tutorial teaching.
The module will give them practical experience of carrying out research to ensure they have practical research experiences that ready them for Geog 3018 - the Undergraduate dissertation. They will take part in data analysis practicals, both qualitative and quantitative. Through the practical experience of undertaking
a group reseach project as part of a residential field course in a European city, a range of research skills including design, methodology and data analysis will be learnt. The course involves the preparation of a research proposal on a potential dissertation topic.