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180125 SE Master Thesis Seminar in Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science and Knowledge Technologies (2022S)

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

Preparation meeting: Thursday March 3rd, 2022, 9:00, HS 2i, NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

COVID Information:
Update Feb 28, 2022
This course will be offered as on-site/physical meeting course except for our first meeting on March 3 (online). You will receive further information via mail (if you are registered for this course).

Update Feb 1, 2022
As it is still unclear whether this course can be offered in person/physical meetings, it will be decided on this issue by the end of February at the latest. If possible, there is a preference for physical/face-2-face meetings/sessions.
Please also take a look at the associated Moodle Course for all information concerning the shift to "distance learning" for this course!

If you are registered, you will be informed via mail in time.
In any case, all the given dates and times below stay the same!


Session dates/times/locations:

March 3, 2022 | 9-13h | ONLINE (see moodle) HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | first meeting/Vorbesprechung | https://goo.gl/maps/zexCfcuDbJJtQjmz7

March 21, 2022 (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, project status, open questions & issues in max 3-5 min)

March 31, 2022 | 9-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | presentations of masters projects

April 7, 2022 | 9-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | presentations of masters projects

April 25, 2022 (Monday!) | 9-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | presentations of masters projects

April 28, 2022 | 9-13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | presentations of masters projects

June 23, 2022 | 9-19h | MEi:CogSci Conference (Univ. Zagreb)

June 24, 2022 | 9-18h | MEi:CogSci Conference (Univ. Zagreb)

June 25, 2022 | 9-18h | MEi:CogSci Conference (Univ. Zagreb)

* Optional Offer: Academic writing workshops offered for students by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL): -> see here for information and registration (you have to register): https://ctl.univie.ac.at/angebote-fuer-studierende/waehrend-des-studiums/academic-writing-in-english/
and: https://ctl.univie.ac.at/angebote-fuer-studierende/waehrend-des-studiums/schreibmentoring/

* IMPORTANT: You have to *register* for this course via https://uspace.univie.ac.at/ Otherwise you cannot participate in this course and 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 (topic, research question, methods, etc.) 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).
* For further details/information concerning the MA Thesis process please consult: https://ssc-phil.univie.ac.at/studien/master-cognitive-science/graduation-and-masters-thesis/

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in the seminar (in discussions, etc.), 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 comply to deadlines and rules of your home university (e.g., regarding formats and handing in your MA thesis concept/exposé, deadlines, etc.).

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 (in discussions, feedback, etc.) and teamwork sessions
- you are allowed to miss max. 2 sessions (in case of absence please inform the instructor ahead of time in any case!)
- Active participation in the MEi:CogSci Conference (includes the compulsory presentation of your Master’s Thesis in a talk)
- Active participation in the peer-review process for the conference:
-- writing an extended abstract (max. 3000 characters),
-- 2 reviews of colleagues' abstracts,
-- final abstract (upload) for the conference proceedings following the conference´s format rules)
- oral presentation of your MA thesis in the seminar sessions
- Submission of your Master’s thesis concept/exposé at the latest on April 30 (following template provided; see associated Moodle course)
- 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 & active participation (in discussions, etc.) 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 (includes presenting your Master’s Thesis in a talk) [participation is a must criterion!]

%/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

Does not apply; the "exam topic" of this seminar is the respective MA thesis (and its development) of the student.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MA M5

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