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230152 SE-MA Coping with trouble I: Seminar for Master Students in "Science-Technology-Society" (STS) (2017W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 06.11. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Montag 13.11. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Montag 20.11. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Montag 27.11. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Montag 04.12. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Montag 11.12. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Montag 08.01. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Montag 15.01. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Montag 22.01. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Montag 29.01. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The seminar for master students aims to provide students a space to present their ongoing thesis work,
and to receive feedback. In particular, students are asked to address problems and challenges they are
facing at the current stage of their work, and to share and discuss them in class.

The main didactic method used will be student presentations of written work, followed by comments and
discussion by student colleagues and the seminar teacher. The precise format of the single units depends
on the number of students in class and will be announced and discussed in the first course unit. If time
allows, course units can also be dedicated to reflecting specific challenges of the research and writing
process, instead of student presentations.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

To pass the seminar, students taking this course as their first Coping-Seminar are expected to:
Write an exposé for your master thesis, along the guidelines handed out and discussed in grant writing and project management; Length: 10-12 pages, to be handed in 10 days before your presentation slot
Present your exposé in class (10-15 min).

To pass the seminar, students taking this course as their second Coping-Seminar are expected to:
Write a draft chapter or a working document for your master thesis. Choose a chapter for which you think feedback will be helpful, or a document that discusses elements of your research for which you need help turning them into (a) chapter(s) (e.g. different strands of literature, methodological reflections, an overview of empirical findings you need to order). Hand in 10 days before your presentation slot.
Present the chapter/document in class and position it in the thesis as a whole (10-15 min).

To pass the seminar, all students are expected to:
In addition to the main text, students are asked to highlight one challenge they are facing in their current work, and to write a short text describing the challenge (1-2 pages). Challenges can be for example the development of instruments for empirical work (e.g. a questionnaire), the analysis of a specific piece of data, the use of a specific concept in relation to the student’s work, etc.. Provide the necessary supplementary material (e.g. a text on the concept you would like to discuss, a draft of your questionnaire, a mindmap of the literature in your state of the art….). Send this along with your main text 10 days before your presentation slot.
Comment on the exposé/chapter and presentation of a colleague (be critical but constructive). Be precise and concise (max. 5 min).
Read all exposés, draft chapters or working documents for your colleagues’ units.
Productively engage in the discussions in class.
Adhere to the general standards of good academic practice.
PLEASE NOTE! Your supervisor does NOT have access to Moodle. You are therefore responsible for sending your exposé/draft chapter to your supervisor before your presentation.
Develop a work plan for your thesis project for this term, discuss with your supervisor (if possible) and hand it in on Moodle until October 29th 2017.
As part of this work plan, (together with your supervisor) decide on an interim product/draft chapter for your thesis which should be completed by the end of the term (e.g. a discussion paper of a specific area of literature relevant for your state of the art, an analysis of the context of your case, a reflection on the methods you will use, a revision of the chapter presented in class).
The product should be an 8-12 page paper to be handed in by February 25th 2018. Tell me which product you will deliver as part of the work plan. If student and supervisor decide over the course of the semester that a different interim product would make more sense this can of course be changed.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Grading Scheme
The grading of the course is based on the separate assessment of different tasks on a scale of 1-5

Exposé/draft chapter/working document and presentation: 40 percent
assessed individually
Interim product: 15 percent, assessed individually
Comment: 15 percent, assessed individually
Challenge description & supplementary material: 10 percent, assessed individually
In-class participation: 20 percent, assessed individually

Minimum requirements
To successfully complete the course, a weighted average of at least 4,5 is required. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic work may be considered in the course assessment.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 07.09.2017 11:09