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180125 SE Master Thesis Seminar in Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science and Knowledge Technologies (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

1.Termin (Vorbesprechung): Do 5. März 2020, 9:00
HS 2i d. Inst. f. Philosophie, NIG, 2. Stock

Weitere Termine werden bei der Vorbesprechung bekannt gegeben!

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

Corona Virus Information:
Please take a look at the associated Moodle Course for all information concerning the shift to "remote learning" for this seminar!
If you are registered, you will be informed via mail.
The dates (except for the conference) below are not valid any longer!


March 5, 2020 | 9-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | first meeting/Vorbesprechung
March 16, 2020 (Monday!) | 9-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | short presentation of your masters thesis project (everybody has to briefly present his/her project in max 3-5 min) + Research Question Workshop (powered by Frano Rismondo/CTL)
March 26, 2020 | 9-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | presentations of masters projects
April 20 (Monday!), 2020 | 9.30 (!!)-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | presentations of masters projects
April 23, 2020 | 9-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | presentations of masters projects
April 27 (Monday!), 2020 | 9-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | presentations of masters projects
June 18-20, 2020 | MEi:CogSci Conference @ University of Vienna

* Optional Offer: Masters Thesis Writing workshop offered specifically for MEi:CogSci students by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL): March 27-28, 2020
-> see here for information and registration (please register asap): https://ctl.univie.ac.at/services-zur-qualitaet-von-studien/wissenschaftliches-schreiben/academic-writing-in-english/kick-off-workshop-for-master-theses/

* IMPORTANT: You have to *register* for this course via https://uspace.univie.ac.at/ Otherwise we cannot issue a grade. More information about the registration period can be found above and here: https://ssc-phil.univie.ac.at/en/

* Your have to be present at the first meeting (otherwise you will loose your place for this course)


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is a Master’s thesis seminar and gives support to students writing their Master’s thesis in the fields of cognitive science. It is designed as an interdisciplinary course, where students develop the concept for their Master’s thesis, present and discuss their plans for their theses, issues and problems. It gives room both for presentations, discussions, as well as peer-feedback.
The seminar includes participation in the MEi:CogSci conference (writing an extended abstract, peer-review-process, Presentation/talk at the conference) as a compulsory requirement.

* Learning Outcomes:
- Ability to pose and follow a scientific/research question relevant to cognitive science
- Ability to plan, conduct, and document scientific work
- Ability to write an extended scientific abstract
- Ability to defend one’s research and constructively deal with critical remarks
- Ability to participate and contribute in a peer-review process
- Ability to present your research/thesis to an interdisciplinary audience/cognitive science community
- Collaborative work in physical and virtual environments
- Ability to engage in an interdisciplinary scientific discourse
- Ability to communicate one’s expertise in order to contribute constructive criticism to the work of others

* Take a look at the Moodle-Webpages for further details.
* By registering for this course, you agree that the automated plagiarism check software Turnitin will check all written partial performances submitted by you (in moodle).

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in the seminar, teamwork sessions and MEi:CogSci Conference, oral presentation of your thesis in the seminar sessions, writing & uploading your Master’s thesis concept/exposé, extended abstract (1 page, max. 3000 characters) of your Master’s thesis research for the review process, 2 reviews of colleagues' abstracts, final abstract for the conference proceedings, giving a talk at the MEi:CogSci Conference

* If you are a "non* University of Vienna MEi:CogSci student, keep in mind that all the rules and deadlines of *this* course apply, however, you also have to take care and comply to deadlines and rules of your home university (e.g., regarding handing in your MA thesis concept/exposé).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

*Minimum requirements* for passing this course:
- Successful registration and being accepted for this course
- Your presence at the first meeting (otherwise you will loose your place for this course)
- Active participation in the seminar and teamwork sessions (you may miss max. 2 sessions [please inform the instructor ahead of time!])
- Active participation in the MEi:CogSci Conference (presenting your Master’s Thesis in a talk) and in the peer-review process for the conference (writing an extended abstract (max. 3000 characters), 2 reviews of colleagues' abstracts, final abstract for the conference proceedings following the conference´s format rules)
- oral presentation of your thesis in the seminar sessions
- Master’s thesis concept/exposé (following template provided)
- for further information, deadlines, and upload of your Masters thesis exposé see the MOODLE course (it is open after you have been accepted to this course)

Assessment criteria:
40% | oral presentation of your thesis in the seminar sessions
40% | Master’s thesis concept (following template provided; deadline of upload April 30)
10% | Active participation in the seminar and peer-review process for the MEi:CogSci Conference (giving feedback, discussing)
10% | Active participation in the MEi:CogSci Conference (presenting your Master’s Thesis in a talk)

%/points | grade
93-100 | sehr gut (1)
81-92 | gut (2)
71-80 | befriedigend (3)
61-70 | genügend (4)
0-60 | nicht genügend (5)

Important note: if you decide *not* to participate in the seminar, please inform the instructor immediately and de-register until March 31! Otherwise you will receive a negative grade.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MA M5

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