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400001 FK Introduction: From Research Proposal to Successful Public Presentation (2023W)

Introduction Course

Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

Summary

1 Dowling , Moodle
2 Waldherr , Moodle
3 Staritz , Moodle

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).
Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

max. 15 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Achtung!
Am 13.10. und am 15.12. beginnt die LV um 9 Uhr

Friday, 13.10.2023 9am-3pm Joint meeting (Dowling/Staritz)

Friday, 17.11.2023 9am-1pm Group 1
Friday, 17.11.2023 1pm-5pm Group 2

Wednesday, 13.12.2023 9am-5pm Group 1
Thursday, 14.12. 2023 9am-5pm Group 2

Friday, 15.12.2023 9am-midday Joint meeting (Dowling/Staritz)

Friday 13.10. 08:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum 11 Vernetzungsraum für Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Friday 17.11. 09:00 - 17:45 Seminarraum 11 Vernetzungsraum für Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Wednesday 13.12. 08:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 11 Vernetzungsraum für Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Thursday 14.12. 08:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 16, Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
Friday 15.12. 08:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 11 Vernetzungsraum für Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for course completion are:
• “Academic citizenship” or participation in class (10 points)
• Exposé (30 points)
• Peer feedback on the PhD proposal (30 points)
• Mock public presentation (30 points)

Participants may use notes, handouts, powerpoint slides and other media to give their presentation. Depending on the language in which the thesis is to be written, submissions can be made in English or in German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants must submit all assessment components to pass the course.
Grading scale:
• Very Good (1): 100-90 points
• Good (2): 89-77 points
• Satisfactory (3): 76-64 points
• Sufficient (4): 63-51 points
• Not Sufficient (5): < 51 points

A number of rules apply for successful completion of the course and to receive a final grade:
• Participation is compulsory. If students cannot participate for good reason, they are required to notify the lecturer before the class.
• Students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in discussions of the literature and other seminar discussions
• Students may only present original pieces of work
• Students must complete all assignments

Reading list

All relevant materials will be made available on the learning platform and in the course handouts.

Group 2

max. 15 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 03.10. 09:00 - 12:00 C0628A Besprechung SoWi, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 17.10. 09:00 - 12:00 C0628A Besprechung SoWi, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 28.11. 08:30 - 12:30 C0628A Besprechung SoWi, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 05.12. 08:30 - 12:30 C0628A Besprechung SoWi, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 09.01. 09:00 - 12:30 C0628A Besprechung SoWi, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 30.01. 09:00 - 11:00 C0628A Besprechung SoWi, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for course completion are:
• “Academic citizenship” or participation in class (10 points)
• Exposé (30 points)
• Peer feedback on the PhD proposal (30 points)
• Mock public presentation (30 points)
Participants may use notes, handouts, powerpoint slides and other media to give their presentation. Depending on the language in which the thesis is to be written, submissions can be made in English or in German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants must submit all assessment components to pass the course.
Grading scale:
• Very Good (1): 100-90 points
• Good (2): 89-77 points
• Satisfactory (3): 76-64 points
• Sufficient (4): 63-51 points
• Not Sufficient (5): < 51 points
A number of rules apply for successful completion of the course and to receive a final grade:
• Participation is compulsory. If students cannot participate for good reason, they are required to notify the lecturer before the class.
• Students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in discussions of the literature and other seminar discussions
• Students may only present original pieces of work
• Students must complete all assignments

Reading list

All relevant materials will be made available on the learning platform and in the course handouts.

Group 3

max. 15 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes


Friday, 13.10.2023 9am-3pm Joint meeting (Dowling/Staritz)

Friday, 17.11.2023 9am-1pm Group 1
Friday, 17.11.2023 1pm-5pm Group 2

Wednesday, 13.12.2023 9am-5pm Group 1
Thursday, 14.12. 2023 9am-5pm Group 2

Friday, 15.12.2023 9am-midday Joint meeting (Dowling/Staritz)

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for course completion are:
• “Academic citizenship” or participation in class (10 points)
• Exposé (30 points)
• Peer feedback on the PhD proposal (30 points)
• Mock public presentation (30 points)

Participants may use notes, handouts, powerpoint slides and other media to give their presentation. Depending on the language in which the thesis is to be written, submissions can be made in English or in German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants must submit all assessment components to pass the course.
Grading scale:
• Very Good (1): 100-90 points
• Good (2): 89-77 points
• Satisfactory (3): 76-64 points
• Sufficient (4): 63-51 points
• Not Sufficient (5): < 51 points

A number of rules apply for successful completion of the course and to receive a final grade:
• Participation is compulsory. If students cannot participate for good reason, they are required to notify the lecturer before the class.
• Students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in discussions of the literature and other seminar discussions
• Students may only present original pieces of work
• Students must complete all assignments

Reading list

All relevant materials will be made available on the learning platform and in the course handouts.

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

IMPORTANT: The introduction course is taught in three groups. Please sign up for the two groups taught by Dowling/Staritz, if your dissertation is using in particular qualitative research methodology such as interviews, focus groups, text analysis or ethnographic fieldwork. Theory-oriented dissertations are also welcome.

ALSO: The first (13.10.) and the last (15.12.) session will start at 09:00! Please ignore the information above that says otherwise.

This course is a new format in the doctoral programme in Social Sciences and is dedicated to the preparation of a research proposal and its public presentation to the Faculty. The research proposal creates a framework for the dissertation project, a kind of roadmap that can be changed in the course of the research. It should show to what extent the concept of the project is coherent in terms of content, theory and methodology and whether the project is feasible in principle.

In the course, the structure of a research proposal is presented and discussed according to the respective disciplinary conventions and expectations. The participants are supported in the different stages of their research proposal development and in preparing for the public presentation.

In the process of developing the research proposal, the following questions have to be addressed:
• How must a research problem and question be formulated so that it can be answered within three years?
• What are the basic theoretical assumptions on which a project is based?
• Which knowledge about the object of study is necessary to start the project?
• How can the state of the art, i.e. the relevant literature in the field of study be determined?
• What is the overall goal of the research?
• How will the empirical research be designed?
- Which methodological approach and which method(s) can be used to address the research questions?
- What data are available, or how can access to a research field be established and empirical data be collected?
- How should the empirical material be analysed?
- Which ethical aspects have to be considered when collecting and analysing the data?

Further topics can be discussed such as:
• How can I prepare for the public presentation at the Faculty?
• Work schedule, time management
• Thesis by publication or monograph
• Structure of the doctoral teaching programme
• How to work with supervision teams
• Research Ethics Pre-screening for PhD projects as part of the public presentation at the Faculty
• Good academic practice

The course alternates between small group discussions, inputs from the course leaders, presentations of the draft research proposals by participants, peer feedback and feedback from the course leaders.

The course is aimed at doctoral candidates in the Social Sciences who are at the beginning of writing their research proposals, but also at those who are already more advanced and would like to register for the public presentation at the Faculty in the same semester.

The course can only be attended by students who have not yet passed the public presentation at the Faculty.

Depending on the language in which the thesis is to be written, submissions can be made in English or in German.

Examination topics

All relevant materials will be made available on the learning platform and in the course handouts.

Association in the course directory

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