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180150 SE Interdisciplinary Research in Practice (2024S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
VOR-ORT

Zusammenfassung

1 Pinkert , Moodle
2 Garcia

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").
An/Abmeldeinformationen sind bei der jeweiligen Gruppe verfügbar.

Gruppen

Gruppe 1

max. 15 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch
Lernplattform: Moodle

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

  • Donnerstag 14.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
  • Donnerstag 21.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
  • Donnerstag 11.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
  • Donnerstag 18.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
  • Donnerstag 25.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
  • Donnerstag 02.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
  • Donnerstag 16.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
  • Donnerstag 23.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
  • Donnerstag 06.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
  • Donnerstag 13.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
  • Donnerstag 20.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
  • Donnerstag 27.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The goal of this interdisciplinary research seminar is to travel the journey from initial research interest to a fully formed research project together, in order to develop your skills as an independent interdisciplinary researcher and to prepare you for your research at MA thesis level.

Upon successful completion of the seminar, you will have developed your skills in independent interdisciplinary research and will be able to use your knowledge of philosophy and economics to independently develop your understanding of and individual position towards individually chosen topics and debates at the intersection of philosophy and economics.

Before the start of the semester, the lecturers will, in consultation with all participants, select several seminar topics on which we will practice research skills. After some initial research into these themes, we will narrow our research to one focus topic. For this topic, you will then complete a series of research steps that lead you:
(a) from a rough expression of interest to a more focused research topic; then
(b) from this research topic to the relevant body of literature and knowledge of key philosophy and economics; and from there
(c) to a fully formulated research question and a plan for an essay, larger research thesis, or public engagement contribution concerning that question.

Under the guidance of the lecturers, you will take some of these steps in individual seminar preparation, and others cooperatively with other students during the seminar.

The seminar is taught and assessed in English (notable exception, long read articles – one of the final assignment types, see below – can be submitted in German as well). It will feature extensive small group discussions.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The research process during the seminar leads up to producing a final piece of text as its result. You can choose between the following formats:
1) An interdisciplinary academic essay/paper, which argues for a particular claim or answer to a question pertaining to the focus topic of the seminar, and which uses ideas from both disciplines to make its point.
2) A research proposal, suitable either as an extended master thesis proposal or for a PhD application. It explains a problem or question pertaining to the seminar focus topic, the state of the art of the relevant literature in philosophy and economics on that theme, and outlines a thesis and research programme.
3) One or two long read journalistic-style articles (as may be found in a longform sections of newspapers, magazines, blogs, or on a think tank’ communication webpage) on a problem or question pertaining to one of the seminar themes, which uses ideas from both disciplines. The intended target is an interested general audience. The piece must be explicitely based on existing academic debates.

For single-authored submissions, the word count limit is 2500-2700 words including all notes and bibliography. You may also choose to work in a team on the final assignment (up to three participants). In this case, the required number of words increases by 50% of the single-authored word count for each additional author (3750-4050 words for a group of two, 5000-5400 words for a group of three). Co-authored assignments are given a single mark that applies equally to all authors.

All assigments in line with either of the first or the second format must be submitted in English. If you choose the journalistic long-read article format, then you may submit in English or in German (e.g. if you intend to work towards publishing your piece in a German-language publication venue).

The *deadline* for submission is September 15, 23:59.

The paper outline and paper are to be submitted on Moodle, as pdf file, with all identifying information (name, student ID) in the text, file name, and file metadata removed to facilitate anonymous marking. Delayed submissions get a marking penalty of +0.2 for each day (24h) of lateness, although this penalty does not lead to a failing grade. If your submission is delayed for reasons outside of your control, please contact the lecturers via email as soon as possible.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Each of the three assessments is evaluated on a scale from 1 (“Very Good”) to 5 (“Unsatisfactory”). A positive evaluation requires that you achieve a pass grade (4) in all assessment components, and that you actively attend the seminar. Two unauthorized absences will be excused.

Detailed marking criteria for each of the assignments and assignment options are posted on Moodle, and are available beforehand upon request.

Conditional on fulfilling the necessary requirements just mentioned, the final grade, comprised between 1 (“Very good”) and 4 (“Adequate”), is a rounded weighted average of the separate assessment grades. A failure to achieve a pass grade in one of the necessary requirements yields a 5 ("Insufficient").

We will only look at and mark the final assessment after the deadline, irrespective of how early you submit, and will then mark them within four weeks.

By registering for this course/seminar, you tacitly agree to having all your electronic submissions checked by the plagiarism detection software Turnitin.

Use of generative artificial intelligence to produce text is not permitted for the weekly tasks or presentation. For the final assessment, if generative AI is used in any step of the writing process, then the student must append to their submission a detailed explanation of how the technology was used. Undeclared use of the technology is not permitted. We reserve the right to request of all students that they come to an oral examination on their final assignment, in which they need to explain and defend individual sections of their text.

Prüfungsstoff

Your presentation and final assignment needs to cover the seminar focus topic, which will be determined together with the entire class at the beginning of the semester.

Literatur

Since this seminar aims at learning independent research skills, there is no pre-set reading list. Students collaboratively explore the research topics and compile literature lists, under the guidance of the lecturers.

Gruppe 2

max. 15 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

  • Donnerstag 14.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
  • Donnerstag 21.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
  • Donnerstag 11.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
  • Donnerstag 18.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
  • Donnerstag 25.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
  • Donnerstag 02.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
  • Donnerstag 16.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
  • Donnerstag 23.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
  • Donnerstag 06.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
  • Donnerstag 13.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
  • Donnerstag 20.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
  • Donnerstag 27.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The goal of this interdisciplinary research seminar is to travel the journey from initial research interest to a fully formed research project together, in order to develop your skills as an independent interdisciplinary researcher and to prepare you for your research at MA thesis level.
Upon successful completion of the seminar, you will have developed your skills in independent interdisciplinary research and will be able to use your knowledge of philosophy and economics to independently develop your understanding of and individual position towards individually chosen topics and debates at the intersection of philosophy and economics.
Before the start of the semester, the lecturers will, in consultation with all participants, select several seminar topics on which we will practice research skills. After some initial research into these themes, we will narrow our research to one focus topic. For this topic, you will then complete a series of research steps that lead you:
(a) from a rough expression of interest to a more focused research topic; then
(b) from this research topic to the relevant body of literature and knowledge of key philosophy and economics; and from there
(c) to a fully formulated research question and a plan for an essay, larger research thesis, or public engagement contribution concerning that question.
Under the guidance of the lecturers, you will take some of these steps in individual seminar preparation, and others cooperatively with other students during the seminar.
The seminar is taught and assessed in English (notable exception, long read articles – one of the final assignment types, see below – can be submitted in German as well). It will feature extensive small group discussions.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The seminar is assessed through weekly research assignments, a project presentation, and a final written assignment.
1) *Regularresearch tasks* which contribute to collaboratively exploring a new research topic and developing research plans. These are marked for completeness, not for "correctness": what matters here is that you have seriously attempted the tasks and prepared for the seminar, and that you are able to speak in class about your preparation. *Deadline:* 12 noon on the day before the respective seminar session. This allows everyone to read others' assignments in preparation of the seminar. Tasks that are late without authorisation can at most score a grade of 4 (mere pass). If upload is delayed for reasons outside of your control, e.g. illness, and lecturers have been informed, then this penalty does not apply. *Weight of all tasks combined: 30%*.
2) An in-class presentation of a suggested research topic, of 10 minutes duration, in which you present a research project idea, including literature background, research question, resarch approach and hypotheses, and research outline.
You may choose to work in pairs to develop this project, in which case the time gets extended to 15'. Co-presented presentations are given a single mark that applies equally to all presenters, who should share presentation time roughly equally.
*Weight: 20%.* If you miss the presentation sessions due to circumstances outside of your control, such as illness, then you can submit a recorded video presentation instead.
3) A final written assignment, of 2500-2700 words. *Deadline:* September 15, 23:59. *Weight: 50%*. You have a choice of three assignment formats:
a) An interdisciplinary academic essay/paper, which argues for a particular claim or answer to a question pertaining to the focus topic of the seminar, and which uses ideas from both disciplines
- An interdisciplinary academic essay/paper, which argues for a particular claim or answer to a question pertaining to one of the seminar themes, and which uses ideas from both disciplines to make its point.
- A research proposal, suitable either as an extended master thesis proposal or for a PhD application. It explains a problem or question pertaining to the seminar themes, the state of the art of the relevant literature in philosophy and economics on that theme, and outlines a thesis and research programme.
- One or two long read journalistic-style articles (as may be found in a longform sections of newspapers, magazines, blogs, or on a think tank’ communication webpage) on a problem or question pertaining to one of the seminar themes, which uses ideas from both disciplines. The intended target is an interested general audience. The piece must be explicitely based on existing academic debates.
All assigments in line with either of the first or the second format must be submitted in English. If you choose the journalistic long-read article format, then you may submit in English or in German (e.g. if you intend to work towards publishing your piece in a German-language publication venue). You may choose to work in a team on the final assignment (up to three participants). In this case, the required number of words changes proportionally (5000-5400 for a group of two, 7500-8100 for a group of three). Co-authored assignments are given a single mark that applies equally to all authors.
The paper outline and paper are to be submitted on Moodle, as pdf file, with all identifying information (name, student ID) in the text, file name, and file metadata removed to facilitate anonymous marking. Delayed submissions get a marking penalty of +0.2 for each day (24h) of lateness, although this penalty does not lead to a failing grade. If your submission is delayed for reasons outside of your control, please contact the lecturers via email as soon as possible.

Use of generative artificial intelligence to produce text is not permitted for assessed tasks.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Each of the three assessments is evaluated on a scale from 1 (“Very Good”) to 5 (“Unsatisfactory”). A positive evaluation requires that you achieve a pass grade (4) in all assessment components, and that you actively attend the seminar. Two unauthorized absences will be excused.
Detailed marking criteria for each of the assignments and assignment options are posted on Moodle, and are available beforehand upon request.
Conditional on fulfilling the necessary requirements just mentioned, the final grade, comprised between 1 (“Very good”) and 4 (“Adequate”), is a rounded weighted average of the separate assessment grades. A failure to achieve a pass grade in one of the necessary requirements yields a 5 ("Insufficient").
We will only look at and mark the final assessment after the deadline, irrespective of how early you submit, and will then mark them within four weeks.
By registering for this course/seminar, you tacitly agree to having all your electronic submissions checked by the plagiarism detection software Turnitin.

Prüfungsstoff

Your presentation and final assignment needs to cover the seminar focus topic.

Literatur

Since this seminar aims at learning independent research skills, there is no pre-set reading list. We will suggest key texts in the area we collectively decide to study.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Di 06.02.2024 11:26