Analytical and Statistical Methods in Earth Sciences
SCQF level 9
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF level 9
This module covers the principles behind, and practical application of, analytical science and data handling in Earth Sciences. Four key analytical methods are presented and students operate instruments under technical supervision. Statistical training includes (i) understanding data types, (ii) data presentation and basic descriptive statistics, (iii) probability, (iv) hypothesis testing using parametric statistics, (v) correlation and regression, (vi) introduction to numerical methods. Students will be introduced to analytical methods available within the school. Skills taught here reinforce Earth Sciences honours teaching, particularly the independent research project module.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES2001 and ( pass ES2002 or pass ES2003 )
Weekly contact: Lectures, practicals, tutorials and lab time averaging 5 hours per week.
Scheduled learning hours: 55
Guided independent study hours: 95
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Oral Examination = 100%