Environmental Analysis

Environmental Analysis (ENVS 220)

Environmental Analysis teaches mastery of the interdisciplinary skills that Environmental Studies majors will deploy for the entirety of their time at Lewis & Clark College, and their scholarship beyond.

Environmental Analysis is the second core class of the Environmental Studies Major at Lewis & Clark College. The main objective of the class is to master key concepts and methods of environmental analysis drawn from, and integrating, a broad range of disciplines. The three main components included the interdisciplinary toolkit, my concentration, and a cumulative situated research project conducted at the end of the semester.

Qualitative

Zotero: A bibliographical tool to help collect, organize, cite, and share research.

C-Map Tools: An online tool to assist in concept Mapping, a visual means of organizing and communicating ideas.

Voyant Tools: A web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts.

Quantitative

Descriptive Data Analysis: ENVS 220 students distributed questionnaires containing various environmentally focused statements learning how to recode survey data into numerical answers and identifying prominent themes.

Inferential Data Analysis: Data analysis via XLMiner Analysis Toolpak Google Sheets add-on including t-Tests Assuming Unequal Variance.

ArcGIS: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a tool used to visualize descriptive data through mapping and spatial reasoning.

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