SLE226 - Environmental Team Based Research
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Previously coded as:|
SLE103 and one of SLE101 or SLE132
1 x 2 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practicals per trimester, 4 day field trip to the Grampians.
Note:Students will be required to meet their own expenses while on a 4 day field study trip.
The design of experiments, analysis of environmental data and working effectively in a team based situation are critical skills required by all environmental scientists. This unit is devised to step students through the process of environmental research from initial project conception through to presenting the findings of research in a professional format. This unit comprises a series of classes and practicals aimed at developing skills in experimental design, data analysis (using statistical software) and data presentation. A major component of this unit involves students working in a team to design, conduct and report on their own environmental research project. This unit aims to develop strong analytical skills, research skills, communication skills and team work skills.
Practical work 15%, data analysis assignment 20%, data analysis test 30%, group research poster 25%, teamwork evaluation 10%