Rhedir gan School of Ocean Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Margot Saher
The aim of this module is to help students develop independent study skills and research skills by undertaking a significant analytical exercise that consists of (a) a detailed literature review, (b) a thorough analysis of data or information retrieved from the literature or analysis of an existing data set and (c) a critical reflection of their data and topic. The dissertation will be in a specific research area under the supervision of an individual member of staff. Students will build on the skills already initiated in the 2nd year (Module OSX2000) to present the research literature reviewed and the data analysed, and provide a critical reflection of, their topic as a substantial written dissertation and also as a 15 minute Powerpoint presentation to a large audience of staff and students. Two lectures introducing the module, literature searching, examples of good practice, dissertation content and oral presentations. Independent study, under the guidance of a Supervisor within a tutorial scheme, who will provide guidance if required for data collection, collation and analysis. Students will be offered as much choice as possible of the general research area that interests them and of the specific dissertation subject that they undertake. This module requires students to apply self-discipline and concentration in the detailed analysis of the research material followed by initiative and imaginative thought in the synthesis of the final dissertation. A substantial dissertation can be a clear demonstration to prospective employers of a student's academic ability and powers of analysis and expression.
The students' initial choice of dissertation topic will be organised prior to the start of the module and the topics covered will be very wide ranging across the whole spectrum of Ocean Sciences. An introductory lecture will outline the academic purpose and the organisational structure of the Module and will remind students of literature searching methods, and strategies for collation, review and analysis of data. Following this, students will work independently but with the support of a supervisor who will generally be cognisant of, and may often be an expert in, the area of the students' dissertation topic. There will be five formal tutorials during the module and a second general lecture that will offer advice on oral presentations. Each student will give a short oral presentation to a large audience in a Conference-style format and will be required to be part of that audience for other students. A final substantial dissertation will be submitted electronically through TURNITIN (plagiarism software) and as two soft-bound copies for assessment.
A good review of the scientific literature pertinent to the topic of research, clear evidence of data collation and analysis or problem solving, critical review and appraisal of data presented (a) as a detailed, tabulated and/or illustrated dissertation showing clear understanding of the topic and the research questions posed and (b) as a strong, confident oral presentation.
A thorough review of the scientific literature pertinent to the topic of research, extensive data collation and analysis or problem solving, excellent and critical review and appraisal of data presented (a) as a highly creative, insightful, carefully argued, tabulated and/or illustrated dissertation and (b) as a riveting, entertaining, tightly argued oral presentation.
A basic review of the scientific literature pertinent to the topic of research, some evidence of data collation and analysis or problem solving, basic review and appraisal of data presented (a) as a rudimentary but competent written dissertation and (b) as an adequate oral presentation
Display evidence of original analytical thinking or problem solving
Search for, find and bring together published information and data relevant to a specific chosen topic of research.
Critically read, assimilate, review and analyse selected published information on a specific chosen topic of research.
Describe and provide advanced interpretive analysis of a data set
Competently present a written Dissertation using tabulation, illustration and correct referencing methodology.
Competently present their findings in an oral presentation using Powerpoint
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
2 x 1 h lectures.
5 x 1 h tutorials with supervisors, spread over semester
7 hr attending presentation of peers and giving own presentation
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Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Gorfodol mewn cyrsiau:
- C163: BSC Applied Marine Biology year 4 (BSC/AMB4)
- C166: BSc Applied Marine Biology (with International Experience) year 4 (BSC/AMB4IE)
- CC13: BSC Marine Biology/Zoology year 3 (BSC/BMZ)
- 8B76: BSc Marine Biology and Zoology (with International Exp) year 4 (BSC/BMZIE)
- F841: BSC Coastal Geography year 3 (BSC/COASTG)
- F890: Coastal Water Resources year 3 (BSC/CWR)
- F650: BSC Geological Oceanography year 3 (BSC/GEO)
- 8S54: BSc Geological Oceanography (with International Experience) year 4 (BSC/GEOIE)
- F842: BSc Marine Geography year 3 (BSC/MARG)
- C160: BSC Marine Biology year 3 (BSC/MB)
- C165: BSc Marine Biology (with International Experience) year 4 (BSC/MBIE)
- CF17: BSC Marine Biology/Oceanography year 3 (BSC/MBO)
- F710: BSC Marine Environmental Studies year 3 (BSC/MES)
- F713: BSc Marine Environmental Stud with International Experience year 4 (BSC/MESIE)
- C351: BSC Marine Vertebrate Zoology year 3 (BSC/MVZ)
- 2F11: BSc Marine Vertebrate Zoology (with International Experience year 4 (BSC/MVZIE)
- F7F6: BSc Ocean and Geophysics year 3 (BSC/OGP)
- F700: BSC Ocean Science year 3 (BSC/OS)
- F840: BSc Physical Geography and Oceanography year 3 (BSC/PGO)
- 2W79: MMBiol Marine Biology (with International Experience) year 4 (MMBIOL/MBI)
- F651: MOcean Geological Oceanography year 3 (MOCEAN/GO)
- F732: MOcean Physical Oceanography year 3 (MOCEAN/PO)
- F652: MSci Geological Oceanography year 3 (MSCI/GO)
- C167: MSci Marine Biology year 3 (MSCI/MB)
- F712: MSci Marine Biology and Oceanography year 3 (MSCI/MBO)
- C169: MSci Marine Biology and Zoology year 3 (MSCI/MBZ)
- C168: MSci Marine Vertebrate Zoology year 3 (MSCI/MVZ)
- F734: MSci Physical Oceanography year 3 (MSCI/PO)