GEOP380 is available only in internal mode. It is dependent upon compulsory attendance and participation in weekly 4 hour workshops which will be delivered in one block on a Monday:
Monday 9am-1pm C5A 430 Active Learning Space
GEOP380 meets from weeks 1- 6 and from weeks 9-13. There are no classes in weeks 7 and 8 (while students are conducting fieldwork). It is expected that students will use unassigned class time productively for fieldwork and other research-related activities. The 4 hour workshops will be mixed sessions with a combination of mini-lectures, hands-on learning activities and group meetings.
Attendance at these workshops is required and will be recorded on an attendance sheet. Preparation and engagement with the workshops will contribute to your grade for assignment 1.The workshops are designed to teach you the necessary research skills for designing research and for undertaking your assigned research projects.
GEOP380 is a 6 credit point unit. On average 18 hours per week should be devoted to this unit (270 hour for the semester). The unit is designed based on the following breakdown (these are estimations and hours devoted to tasks will vary depending on specific projects):
- Workshops: 4 hrs per week for 11 weeks = 44 hours
- RATS preparation (reading and writing): 6 hrs per week for 5 weeks = 30 hours
- Research proposal: research and writing = 26 hours
- Data collection: 80 hours
- Research portfolio preparation and team work assessment: 90 hours
There is a required text for GEOP380 available at the Co-op Bookshop:
Hay I. (ed.) 2016 Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, 4th ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford. (Earlier editions of this book purchased second hand are also fine).
It is strongly recommended that you purchase this text as many of the unit readings are from this book. There is one copy of Hay on closed reserve in the library. Additional required readings are available through the Library e-reserve.