233044 SE Quantitative Study of Science - An Invitation and Introduction (2021W)
- Anmeldung von Mi 01.09.2021 09:00 bis Mo 20.09.2021 23:59
- Abmeldung bis Fr 22.10.2021 23:59
Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert
To be determined: one last lecture date, plus the date for the presentation of the research design
Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung
Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel
- Participate in discussions and exercises in class
- Review the code of the live sessions and add commentary lines
- Participate in a collaborative student project (e.g. cleaning affiliation data etc…)
- Formulate a bibliometric research design (3000-4000 words)
- Present the research design during the final sessionThe course will be held digitally via Zoom. You will be provided with access to pre-produced video content by the lecturer, which has to be reviewed before and after each lecture. Each session will be divided into a lecture/discussion part and a practice part, where you will be gradually introduced to R and where we will together conduct our student project. One session will be reserved for an in-depth discussion of an overview of different disciplinary approaches towards 'citation theory'. The final session will be reserved for the presentation of a research design developed by each student.The course will be complemented by a discord server, where you will find virtual voice-channel study groups as well as specific chat channels where you will be able to interact with the lecturer, prior students from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin that have already participated in a similar course, as well as with each other to discuss the course content, ask questions or ask for support. You may also check in to the discord server prior to the course to ask some more in-depth questions. You may join the discord server immediately following this invitation link: https://discord.gg/V5RD6f3GAh
Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
The grading scheme is based on a total of 100 points. These points will be awarded in relation to students’ performance in meeting the course learning aims in the different obligatory tasks.
The maximum number of points to be acquired for each task is:
- Active participation incl. required reading, 25 points, assessed individually, feedback by lecturer
- Commenting of the code generated in live coding sessions based on the course video recordings, 25 points, assessed individually, feedback by lecturer
- Participating in the course student project, 20 points, assessed as group work, feedback by lecturer
- Developing and presenting a bibliometric research design (explorative or evaluative), 30 points, assessed as group work, feedback by lecturer and peers in class, plus on requestMinimum requirements
A minimum of 50 points is necessary to successfully complete the course. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic work may result in a deduction of points.Grades
100-87 points Excellent (1)
86-75 points Good (2)
74-63 points Satisfactory (3)
62-50 points Sufficient (4)
49-0 points Unsatisfactory (5) (fail)Attendance
Presence and participation is compulsory. Absences of four hours at maximum are tolerated, provided that the lecturer is informed about the absence. Absences of up to eight hours in total may be compensated by either a deduction of grading points or/and extra work agreed with the lecturer. Whether compensation is possible is decided by the lecturer.
Absences of more than eight hours in total cannot be compensated. In this case, or if the lecturer does not allow a student to compensate absences of more than four hours, the course cannot be completed and is graded as a ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfil the attendance requirements on the student’s side (e.g. a longer illness). In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.Important Grading Information
If not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme and the attendance regulations must be met. If a required task is not fulfilled, e.g. a required assignment is not handed in or if the student does not meet the attendance requirements, this will be considered as a discontinuation of the course. In that case, the course will be graded as ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on the student's side (e.g. a longer illness). In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.
If any requirement of the course has been fulfilled by fraudulent means, be it for example by cheating at an exam, plagiarizing parts of a written assignment or by faking signatures on an attendance sheet, the student's participation in the course will be discontinued, the entire course will be graded as ‘not assessed’ and will be entered into the electronic exam record as ‘fraudulently obtained’. Self-plagiarism, particularly re-using own work handed in for other courses, will be treated likewise.