Hér má nálgast námskeiðslýsingar allra námskeiðanna sem í boði eru. Einnig má sjá skipulag námsins í sameiginlegri kennsluáætlun Sjávarbyggðafræði og Haf- og strandsvæðastjórnunar.

Námskeiðin uppfylla kröfur ýmissa stéttarfélaga um námsstyrki. Vor- og sumarannir eru tilvaldar fyrir háskólanemendur sem vilja stytta námstímann í reglubundnu námi.

Fyrirspurnir sendist á kennslustjóra Háskólaseturs.

Talking Science: A Practical Guide to Creative Science Communication

  • Spring 2024
  • Næsta námskeið: 05. febrúar - 16. febrúar 2024
  • CMM/CRD Elective Course | 4 ECTS
  • Námskeið:CMM23 / CRD23
  • Kennari: Jennifer Rock

Um námskeiðið

The core idea of the methods course is really about how to ask good research questions, and then how to answer those questions. The first section of the course covers research design specifically oriented towards UW master's thesis types (i.e., natural and social science field studies, feasibility analysis, business plans, literature analysis, laboratory studies, metadata exploration, etc) but these research design skills are also relevant for the working world and therefore the course covers proposal and grant writing tips. The statistics and social science sections of the course offer the foundation for a variety of methods used in coastal studies research and help students to learn how to conduct and identify high quality research for their thesis as well as their future careers as regional developers or coastal managers. The course ends with an elevator pitch where students practice communicating research ideas effectively and give each other feedback.


Jennifer Rock:

Jennifer has an interdisciplinary background, with a BA in Human Ecology and a PhD in Zoology, and am currently an academic researcher in the transdisciplinary space between science and the arts & humanities. Currently I hold contracts with several research institutions including The University of Otago (New Zealand); The University Centre of the Westfjords (Iceland); College of the Atlantic (Maine, USA).

Contact Jennifer

Jennifer Rock on ResearchGate


The course provides students with knowledge, skills and competence in applied methods. The course explores key methods used in coastal studies and covers topics such as sampling design, data collection, processing and interpretation. Strength and limitations of relevant methods are discussed. The course includes a series of guest lectures presenting the range of methods used in the field. In addition, connections among methodologies and theoretical issues are addressed.
In practical sessions, students discuss research articles in relation to coastal studies and their methods. Throughout the course, students apply different methods and acquire the tools for conducting a scientifically sound survey.

On completion of the course, a student:

  • can recognize and explain the most commonly used research methods within coastal studies.
  • can prepare, conduct and interpret surveys and interviews.
  • can identify appropriate methods to address different research questions and to increase research quality.
  • can identify limitations in research execution and methods.
  • can summarize and criticize existing research methods within coastal studies.