Interested in geology? Can you help with an OU project?

Interested in geology? Can you help with an OU project? - Chile : [upload-images-logo]


There have been occasional observations relating to geology posted on iSpot, but strictly speaking that's outside iSpot's wildlife remit of course. Now there's a chance to get involved with a new project that will allow you to find out more about rocks and minerals, and ask any questions you may have.

My PhD project is to help people engage in scientific investigation, by giving them opportunities to collaborate with scientists and run their own research. For this study, I am exploring the involvement of amateur geologists in investigating rocks.

You will register with the online nQuire platform, which will guide you to design and run investigations of rocks. You will have the opportunity to form your own questions and methods, to reach appropriate conclusions. During your effort you will be supported by tools available on nQuire and also through communication with other participants.

The study will run between 13th - 27th May and you can visit the platform and spend there as much time as you want. Afterwards, you will have to complete two short questionnaires (5-10 mins each) within one week. In addition, if you agree, you can register to participate in a half an hour online discussion. The nQuire platform will remain active for you to carry on your inquiries.

If you are interested in taking part in my research, please do contact me for more information, via one of these links:

02 May 2013
Martin Harvey