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300249 SE Scientific working skills for the bachelor thesis (2018S)

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

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Details

max. 40 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Attendance at the preparatory meeting and first course March 5, 4.15 p.m. is compulsory. Those who do not attend, will be deregistered so that students from the waiting list succeed.

Monday 05.03. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 19.03. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 09.04. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 16.04. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 23.04. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 30.04. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 07.05. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 14.05. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 28.05. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 04.06. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 11.06. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 18.06. 16:15 - 18:30 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 25.06. 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

Attendance of more than 80% of the courses and a minimum of 51 points are 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.

Weiterführende Literatur wird in der Form von Handouts und auf der Elearning-Plattform bereitgestellt.

Association in the course directory

BAN 4, B-BAN 6

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