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300249 SE Scientific working skills for the bachelor thesis (2017S)

3.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

First meeting: Monday March 6th, 4:15 p.m.
Weekly on Mondays 4:15–6:30 p.m., Large Seminarroom of the Department of Anthropology (Room 2.001, UZA 1)

Please de-register until March 18 if you plan not attending this course.

Monday 06.03. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG (Kickoff Class)
Monday 20.03. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 27.03. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 03.04. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 24.04. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 08.05. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 15.05. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 22.05. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 29.05. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 12.06. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 19.06. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 26.06. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this seminar is to learn about and practice fundamental aspects of scientific work with regard to the formal structure of a bachelor thesis.

Contents: There will be one special topic for each unit.
For example:
-- Principles of scientific work, ethics
-- Search for literature (Where? How?) and criteria for quality assurance (several topics)
-- Formal structure of a scientific publication and thesis (several topics)
-- Layout and aesthetics
-- Figures & tables
-- Citations and references
Popular software for word processing, and management of the literature and citations.

Methods: supervised literature search in relation to the specific topics, the students acquire knowledge with regard to a topic and share this knowledge via an oral presentation (20 minutes) and handouts, finally there will be a short lecture focusing on the most relevant points.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance, active participation (questions and discussion after the presentations), oral presentation including slides and handouts, tests and quizzes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A minimum of 51 points is required for the successful completion of the course. The single components are weighted as follows: attendance (10 points), oral presentation (30 points) with handouts (20 points), two interim tests (Citations, Abstract => 20 points each).

Examination topics

Continuous assessment of course work (prüfungsimmanent)!

Reading list

Balzert H, Schröder M, Schäfer C (2011) Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, 2. Auflage, W3L AG, Dortmund.
Knisely K (2013). A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology, 4th edition, Sinauer Associates, MA.
Kremer B P (2014) Vom Referat bis zur Examensarbeit: Naturwissenschaftliche Texte perfekt verfassen und gestalten, 4. Auflage, Springer Spektrum, Berlin.
Lamprecht J (1999) Biologische Forschung: Von der Planung bis zur Publikation. Filander Verlag, Fürth.
Weber D (2014) Die erfolgreiche Abschlussarbeit. 2. Auflage, Wiley, Weinheim.

Further Handouts will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BAN 4, B-BAN 6

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