Developing Research and Presentation Skills (GEO620)
This course is an elective which aims to help students improve their research, writing, and presentation skills in preparation for the thesis. The course is handled as a seminar and in close collaboration with the selected supervisor.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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Language of instruction
Review of key topics relevant for scientific research.
- The scientific method
- How to define a research project
- How to write scientific articles, proposals, etc
- How to make and present scientific/technical presentations
- Best practices to conduct research
- Knowledge on how to apply the scientific method
- Knowledge on how to search and collect information necessary to develop a research proposal for a thesis study
- Have research and knowledge skills on how to establish a problem for a thesis study
- Be able to conduct basic research using library and internet resources
- Be able to give scientific presentations, both oral and written
- Write a proposal to define a scientific problem
- Be able to communicate effectively in a written and oral form
- Define time frames and responsibilities in the definition of professional problems that may apply to real life cases
Required prerequisite knowledge
Oral presentation and report
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Oral presentation||1/2||15 Minutes||Passed / Not Passed||All|
|Report||1/2||4 Weeks||Passed / Not Passed||All|
Continuous evaluation.You must pass all parts to pass the course. There are no continuation opportunities on the assessment parts. Students who wish to take these sections again must do so the next time the course has regular instruction.Course communications will be via email and Canvas. It's up to the student to make sure e-mail is set up correctly with the University.
Course coordinator:Lisa Jean Watson
Study Program Director:Lisa Jean Watson
Head of Department:Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work
This course uses a multi-mode teaching style. Students are expected to participate in all activities.
- Prior to class: e-lectures and readings as organized in Canvas
- In-class skill development workshops and discussion, including a library skills class
- After class: applying skills activities and researching topic for reports and presentation
The student's participation in the different working forms in this course is strongly recommended in order to develop skills directly related to the project.
|Master thesis seminar (MPG100_1)||5|
|Developing Research and Presentation Skills (IER620_1)||10|