Through two Colloquium Reports, students will learn to write high-impact articles with a critical analysis of research presented by others. They will exercise presentation skills and present critical reviews and referee's reports of the research of others.
The Research Project (60%)
Identification of a research area and the issues to tackle
Investigation of an unresolved issue comparing experiments and models, comparing approaches, assumptions and statistical methods.
Production of a dissertation
Proposal for future novel work as a short Case for Support for a PhD or research outside university environment
Project Management: Scheduling research programmes, Gantt, PERT charts.
Project Management: Costing of research, full economic cost, direct and indirect costs.
Poster presentation of the research
Research Review and Evaluation (40%)
Evaluation of Research: Colloquium attendance/viewing.
Science Communication: Preparation of two colloquium reports as a science magazine article with impact
Referee report on the colloquiums: strengths, weaknesses of both the speaker and the research quality.
Details of the work to be done will be announced by the convenor during the first two weeks of the academic year.
This module appears in:
10 hours of lectures, 4 hours of tutorial/workshop sessions with the convenor or with specialist supervisors, and an extended written exercise.
This is not available as a wild module.
Method of assessment
100% coursework. The coursework assesses students' familiarity with and ability to implement current research methods.
On writing proposals:
GUIDES FOR WRITING A FUNDING PROPOSAL
Engagement and familiarity with recent and current research methods, results and publications.