Student Projects in Environmental Science

ISBN-10: 047084566X
ISBN-13: 9780470845660
Edition: 2008
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Description: Research projects are among the core components of many undergraduate and Masters degrees within environmental science and physical geography, and students increasingly undertake courses in quantitative research methodology before starting on their  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726

Research projects are among the core components of many undergraduate and Masters degrees within environmental science and physical geography, and students increasingly undertake courses in quantitative research methodology before starting on their own assignment. This one-stop-shop text guides students through their research project from the initial stages of choosing a suitable topic, of conducting the relevant experiments and interpreting the data, through to effective presentation of the results.Takes a case-study approach to illustrate the range of environmental science topics, with cases supplied by specialists in the field.Practical worked examples and self-assessment tasks illustrate key statistical and mathematical points so as to keep heavy theory to a minimumCovers software such as Excel, SPSS and mathematical modelling, and includes statistical tables

Preface
Acknowledgement
General strategies for completing your research project successfully
Introduction - why is this book necessary?
What on earth am I going to do for my research project?
Fundamentals of scientific research, the generation and testing of hypotheses (see also chapter 4)
What constitutes research? Distinguishing between monitoring and research
Project planning
Conducting your project safely
How to conduct a literature review (see also chapter 7)
How to be a research student
How to manage your supervisor
Summary
Gathering your data
Different types of data
Designing an experimental research project
How reliable are your data?
How to summarise your data
Descriptive statistics
Probabilities and data distributions
Choosing the appropriate statistical test
Testing hypotheses
Coincidence or causality?
Relationships and differences
Testing for differences
Spotting relationships
Linear regression - to what extent does one factor influence another?
Multiple linear regression - to what extent is a given variable influenced by a range of other variables?
Non-linear regression
Pattern recognition
Making sense of past, present and future systems - mathematical modeling
What is a model?
Functions of models
Which type of model should I use?
How do I build a model?
Steps in developing a model
Illustrative case study
Presenting your work
Getting started - strategies for successful writing
How to write your dissertation
How to represent graphically your data
How to cite references
How to defend your work in an oral exam
How to make effective oral presentations
Summary
Index

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