Research Project: Part 1

Study protocol

This research project will have you looking at specific environmental features - climate, exposure, chemistry - to answer a pretty practical real world problem: will a piece of arable land support the cultivation of a specific crop.

You will be expected to design a study, collect data and report on your findings. You will be recording your data and authoring your report following Open Science best practices, namely, ensuring that your work is transparent, reproducible and well documented.

In this lab, we'll be introduced to the problem, explore how to propose a research question to address the issue and scope out a study design that includes what data we'll need to collect, how we'll organize that data, and how we propose to analyze that data. You'll also get things set up to run your first experiment in Lab 3.

Your assignment will be a protocol, detailing the above.