EGS5023F - Research Methods For Natural Scientists

23 credits at NQF level 9

Entry Requirements:

Acceptance for Honours or Master’s specialising in EGS.

Course Outline:

The course has a dual purpose. Firstly, a series of weekly lectures and hands-on practical seminars on the nuts and bolts of quantitative analysis. The analysis techniques investigated are (mostly) the fundamental methods found commonly in the literature; viz: Classification, time series analysis, EOF/PCA, non-linear analysis. In parallel to this are a series of seminars on “the Philosophy of Science” addressing issues of values, perception, the science community, etc.