Planning Research Projects

 

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Course name Planning Research Projects
Course type Practical exercise
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Faculty Mathematical and Natural Science
Examination office Geography and Geo Science
Short summary The course leads students through all stages of planning a research project for the module "Project 1" (second semester). The focus is on planning research projects in the social sciences.
   

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ECTS 6
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Frequency Winter semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
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Course Content

The course leads students through all stages of planning a research project for the module "Project 1" (second semester). The focus is on planning research projects in the social sciences. Initially, the course introduces students to concepts and methods of social science research. Students will examine scientific problems and develop research proposals to deal with them. Students will be grouped according to their specific fields of interest and also their prior knowledge and experience. They will become familiar with the existing research (both in terms of papers as well as projects) and learn how to deal with them to develop new research questions. This course will familiarize students with Citavi.

The aim of this course is to empower students to develop a research design. This requires understanding of scientific work as well as in depth understanding of social and environmental problems. At the end of the course, students will be familiar with key concepts of scientific work and key components of research design. They will understand and address how to set up a research project and how to reach out to other researchers and cooperate with them.

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