course: Scientific Working

number:
141270
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
computer based presentation
responsible person:
Prof. Dr. Martin R. Hofmann
lecturer:
Dr.-Ing. Carsten Brenner (ETIT)
language:
english
HWS:
2
CP:
2
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Tuesday the 17.10.2017
  • lecture Tuesdays: from 10:15 to 11.45 o'clock in ID 03/471

Exam

Project

continual assessment
Exam registration: Directly with the lecturer

goals

The students learn to know and understand the basic facts about the scientific work and the effective communication of the achieved results. Furthermore they are able to apply this knowledge in short assessments.

content

The target audience for this lecture are Bachelor students during their third term to help with the necessary background for research activities. Furthermore it gives an impression of the requirements during master studies or a PhD project.

The three main chapters are:

  1. Background
  • What is science
  • Scientific structures
  • Quality criteria
  1. Effective Communication and Tools
  • Oral communication and presentation tools
  • Written communication and word processors
  • Graphs and data analysis tools
  1. Scientific Process
  • Defining the problem
  • Doing the work
  • Plan and write the report / thesis

requirements

none

recommended knowledge

none

literature

  1. Doumont, Jean-luc "Trees, maps, and theorems", Principia, 2009 http://www.treesmapsandtheorems.com/
  2. Heesen, Bernd "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten", Springer, 2014
  3. Balzert, Helmut, Schäfer, Christian, Schröder, Marion "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, 2. Auflage", W3l, 2011 http://www.w3l.de/w3l/jsp/shop/produktdetails.jsp?ID=002585