Module Details

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Title DISSERTATION - GEOGRAPHIC DATA SCIENCE
Code ENVS492
Coordinator Dr C Robinson
Geography and Planning
Caitlin.Robinson@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 60

Aims

To produce a complete and independent study written to a publishable standard in the field of Geographic Data Science.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) A complete study, written to publishable standard

(LO2) Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Geographic Data Science

(LO3) Critically evaluate the suitability of an appropriate technique, what it can offer and how it can help answer the research questions of interest

(LO4) Apply a number of techniques and interpret their results, in the process turning data into new insight and knowledge

(LO5) Work independently and develop a self-guided approach to learning

(S1) Numeracy/computational skills - Numerical methods

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S5) Global citizenship - Relevant economic/political understanding


Syllabus

 

Introductory seminar given by the Module Leader in Semester two.

Preliminary meeting with the Module Leader to agree topic.

Submission of formal research proposal.

Initial meeting with allocated supervisor to agree scope and schedule of research.

Regular progress meetings with supervisor (weekly to fortnightly dependent on work schedule).

Completion of agreed programme of reading, data collection, data analysis and project write-up.

Completion of research dissertation in style outlined in module handbook.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Introductory seminar
Teaching Method 2 - The module has a few sessions with students to discuss progress on their design
Teaching Method 3 - Supervision sessions with the dissertation supervisor
Teaching Method 4 - Pastoral tutorials with the module leader and/or supervisor

*All sessions can be online when required.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   1

2

    6

1

2

12
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 588
TOTAL HOURS 600

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Lightning presentation of dissertation proposal.  5 minutes         
Assessment 1 - Dissertation There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :By 15th September  -12000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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