040.003 Scientific Work: Literature Research, Citations, and Academic Writing
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • … apply principles inherent to all scientific work
  • … generate adequate research questions
  • … find scholarly publications based on systematic search techniques
  • … name criteria for evaluating the quality and relevance of research outputs
  • … use standards for the structure of manuscripts
  • … correctly use citations and references (including with the help of reference management softwares)
  • … design a research and to finalise it throughout various stages of writing

Subject of course

Every unit comprises not only lectures and inputs, but also multiple opportunities for small practical exercises and discussions to interactively convey the following topics:

  • General principles of academic work (e.g. what are the characteristics of a scientific writing style?)
  • Structure of research manuscripts (e.g. Abstracts, IMRaD-structure)
  • Phases of writing, from the vague collection of ideas to the final revision of a paper
  • Rules of citing and referencing, and the prevention of plagiarism
  • The use of reference managers (e.g. Zotero)
  • Systematic search for scholarly publications
  • Strategies of reading and searching with regards to research outputs
  • Understanding and evaluating various types of academic publications
  • Rules of scientific integrity

Teaching methods

  • Conveying fundamental standards of scientific research and academic writing with many small exercises and discussions
  • Active use of scientific databases to search for academic literature to the students‘ topic of choice
  • Writing very small training chapters according to the IMRaD-structure of scientific papers
  • Peer review procedure among the students

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

The seminar is particularly well-suited for students who prepare to write (or who are in the midst of writing) academic works or similar papers such as bachelor theses, master theses and diploma projects.

It may be helpful, but not necessary, to have a vague idea of a preferred research topic.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu10:00 - 12:0008.10.2020 - 28.01.2021 The course will be held through ZoomWissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Recherchieren, Zitieren, Schreiben
Thu12:00 - 14:0028.01.2021 Die Lehrveranstaltung wird über Zoom abgehalten (LIVE)Ausblick; Fragestunde; Generelles zur TU Wien Bibliothek (2/2)
Scientific Work: Literature Research, Citations, and Academic Writing - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu08.10.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomEinführung; Charakteristika der Wissenschaft; Schreibphasen
Thu15.10.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomForschungsfrage; Recherchebedarf und -datenbanken
Thu22.10.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomWissenschaftliche Lese- und Suchstrategien; Gliederung von Manuskripten
Thu29.10.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomSchreibprozesse; Abstracts
Thu05.11.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomAufbau von Absätzen; Layout wissenschaftlicher Manuskripte; Methodenteil (das "M" von IMRaD)
Thu12.11.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomLiteraturrecherche und -datenbanken
Thu19.11.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomDer Bericht wissenschaftlicher Ergebnisse (das "R", wie Results, von IMRaD); Normdatenbanken
Thu26.11.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomZitieren; Literaturverwaltung
Thu03.12.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomBewertung wissenschaftlicher Quellen; Diskussions-Teil eines wissenschaftlichen Manuskripts (das "D" von IMRaD)
Thu17.12.202010:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomEinleitungsteil eines wissenschaftlichen Manuskripts (das "I" von IMRaD); Titel eines Manuskripts
Thu14.01.202110:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomAbstracts; Bild- und Urheberrecht im Hinblick auf akademische Arbeiten
Thu21.01.202110:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomAkademische Integrität
Thu28.01.202110:00 - 12:00 The course will be held through ZoomAusblick; Fragestunde; Generelles zur TU Wien Bibliothek (1/2)
Thu28.01.202112:00 - 14:00 Die Lehrveranstaltung wird über Zoom abgehaltenAusblick; Fragestunde; Generelles zur TU Wien Bibliothek (2/2)

Examination modalities

  • Research proposal (please note that that the assessment relates only to general skills regarding scientific work; students should thus not expect subject-specific supervision concerning the content of the work)
  • Active participation, including in an internal peer review-procedure

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2020 00:01 04.10.2020 23:59 25.10.2020 23:59

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Passable knowledge of English (for reading small text passages) may be useful.

Miscellaneous

  • Attendance Required!

Language

German