Postgraduate Course: Applied Carbon Methods (PGGE11209)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course has been created specifically for the MSc in Carbon Management, reflecting the cross-disciplinary nature of the programme and the wide range of research projects may be undertaken. This is an applied course, with the focus centred on research methods, techniques and design applicable to Carbon Management, providing research skills useful for both dissertations and future careers in the areas of carbon and climate change.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
1. Carbon Audit Report - 60% of course mark.
2. Research Proposal - 40% of course mark.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify potential research topics and define relevant research questions,
- Critically evaluate literature in a given field,
- Design a research project appropriate for identified topic and questions
- Prepare a written research proposal for that project, and
- Present findings of research in a target-audience appropriate manner
|Prior the start of the course, students are expected to have read:|
The Craft of Research. Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams, 3rd Edition, 2008. This is one of the most comprehensive and accessible books addressing how to undertake academic research. It is aimed at all researchers and addresses many of the topics in this course. Written as a general 'how to' guide in setting and writing up research rather than a traditional textbook format.
How to Think About Statistics. John L. Phillips, 6th Edition, 1999. A very accessible text that provides the foundations for the main concepts of statistical analysis and how statistics can be used to provide to support for arguments.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Edward R. Tufte, 2nd Edition, 2001. A picture can be worth a thousand words, if presented well. This book illustrates best practice in graphically presenting data.
Details of other recommended readings may be provided on the course website from time to time.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Stephen Porter
Tel: (0131 6)51 4545
|Course secretary||Mrs Karolina Galera
Tel: (0131 6)50 2572
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