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This module aims at introducing the basic scientific and academic writing skills to researchers and academics. It presents the general principles of clear, persuasive, and logical writing. It deals with simple tips for clarity and brevity in writing.

Module Domain: Research and Writing Skills
Target Group:

· The module provides an overview on the principles of scientific work as a creative process. Drawing on the experiences of the participants, the workshop encourages to reflect on questions such as the role of the researcher and the relation between scientific theory, methods, data and analysis.

Module Domain: Research and Writing Skills
Target Group: Graduates, Master Students, PhD Candidates
  • Selection of research topic

  • Research problem

  • Research question / hypothesis

  • Research objectives / impact

  • Research design / methodology

  • Dissemination of research results

  • Time frame / Gantt chart / Log frame 

Module Domain: Research and Writing Skills
Target Group: Post Docs

Writing proposal for research has become increasingly essential for scholars.  The workshop will discuss the essentials of proposal writing in social sciences. Proposal writing shares some basic components across fields. The workshop will address the following issues: what is the question? (research problem) What is the approach?

Module Domain: Research and Writing Skills
Target Group: Alumni, Master Students, PhD Candidates, Teaching Staff

This course introduces the principles of scientific proposal writing techniques. Candidates learn how to locate relevant, reliable and recent sources in an academic way. They identify research questions. They academically synthesize, record, and organize findings out of pilot studies and out of literature review work as well.

Module Domain: Research and Writing Skills
Target Group: PhD Candidates

· In general: Participants will be introduced to the interview as a specific methodology of data collection, be it in qualitative (f.i. expert interviews) or quantitative form (f.i. surveys).

Module Domain: Research and Writing Skills
Target Group: Alumni, Graduates, Master Students, PhD Candidates, Post Docs, Teaching Staff, Team Leaders

At a time where celebrities like the Former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg were obliged to step back from their office because of allegations of plagiarism in their Ph.D. the awareness of the importance of Ethics in Science has come strongly into focus.

Module Domain: Research and Writing Skills
Target Group: Alumni, Graduates, PhD Candidates, Post Docs, Teaching Staff, Team Leaders
  • Types of research proposals.
  • The research funding call.
  • The characteristic of a winning proposal.
  • Preparing to write a proposal: what are the steps?
  • Working with a team to develop a proposal.
  • What happens after submission?
  • Editorial matters

 

Module Domain: Research and Writing Skills
Target Group: Alumni, Post Docs, Teaching Staff, Team Leaders