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Workshop of Scientific Research

Code 13120
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 3
Workload PL(30H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements NA
Learning outcomes In this Curriculum Unit and the students must learn the requirements and the basic skills needed in writing academic and scientific texts correctly.

Upon completion of this Course should be able to:
-Display and feature various kinds of academic and scientific work;
-To properly do a documentary research;
-Apply in practice the fundamental rules for academic texts, concerning your structure and clarity, the léxicon, the references to sources and a bibliography;
-Implement the formal principles of oral communication;
-Make use of powerpoint in the academic and scientific scope;
-Critically Evaluate texts of various kinds;
-Interpret and evaluate tables, charts and other figures.
1. Dissemination as a fundamental element in the world of science.
1.1 Academic work.
1.2 Congresses and colloquia.
1.3 Publications.
2. The characteristics of a scientific work.
2.1 The structure.
2.2 References
2.3 The linguistic presentation.
3. The formal evaluation of sociological texts: practical work around some examples.
4. Notions about the elaboration of a scientific or academic work.
4.1 Types of documentary research.
4.2 Writing exercises.
4.3 Preparation exercises: titles; key words; abstracts; summaries.
       5. Oral presentations.
5.1 The adaptation to the type of event (scientific and academic meetings, information sessions, etc.)
5.2 The use of powerpoint.
Main Bibliography Almeida, Filipe e outros (2015), A fraude académica no Ensino Superior em Portugal: um estudo sobre a ética dos alunos portugueses, Coimbra, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra.
Becker, Howard (2007), Segredos e Truques da Pesquisa, Rio de Janeiro, Zahar.
Becker, Howard (2015), Truques da escrita: para começar e terminar teses, livros e artigos, Rio de Janeiro, Zahar.
Billig, Michael (2013), Learn to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Eco, Umberto (1998), Como se faz uma tese em ciências humanas. Lisboa: Presença. [1977- Come si fa una tesi di laurea].
Greetham, Bryan (2001), How to Write Better Essays, Basingstoke, Palgrave.
Huff, Anne Sigismund (2001), Writing for scholarly publication, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.
Macamo, Elísio (2016), Sociologia Prática. Como alguns sociólogos pensam, Maputo, UEM.
Marçal, David (2014), Pseudociência, Lisboa, Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria For evaluation purposes, all exercises requested by teachers and carried out by the student, will be taken into account. The student's final classification, results from the weighted average of all assessment moments, namely:
10% - Participation in online classes (with visible face) or in person;
10% - Written exercise on academic fraud containment;
15% - Written exercise of a bibliographic list;
10% - Written exercise on information research;
10% - Written exercise on the interpretation of statistical data and elaboration and interpretation of graphs;
10% - Oral presentation (using powerpoint) of a paper;
20% - Written presentation of the TSC work, for technical-formal evaluation;
15% - Critical analysis of a movie.

Minimum grade for admission to Exam: 6 points out of 20.
Minimum number of attendance at Sessions for the purpose of continuous assessment: 80%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-09

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