This module prepares you for your dissertation project in year 3.
The first part of the module requires you to conduct a literature review in a topic underpinning your individual project. You will work with your dissertation supervisor to define the scope of the review and discuss effective and appropriate approaches to searching the literature to find sources relevant to your project. The emphasis is on independent learning using the University's library and e-subscriptions to access peer reviewed journals and other suitable sources. The second part of the module offers the opportunity to refine your practical research skills; you will work in a group to plan and carry out data collection to address a research question of your choice. The group will be responsible for planning logistics, and carrying out data collection while on a residential field trip.