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Research Laboratory

Code 11335
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 15
Workload PL(90H)
Scientific area Communication Sciences
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes The main goal of this teaching unit is to fully immerse the Phd candidate in a research environment that can both nourish its research abilities and stimulate a personal journey towards the discovery of a research problem the student will later on explore and discuss in its thesis. Specific learning objectives include: the acquisition of competences of in the formulation of a research design;
reinforcement of qualitative and quantitative research skills; familiarization with research methods and presentation and reporting techniques in the area of social sciences and media studies; improvement of scientificwriting and presentation skills; acquisition of project management skills and improvement of personal skills related with team and organizational work management.
Syllabus a) The draft R & D project: the nature of a project, management variables:
- Activities, tasks, deliverables and milestones;
- Suitability of a proposal to the state of the art;
- Definition of a problem and an area of interest.
b) The research work:
- Research design;
- Research methods;
- Techniques and procedures;
c) Research Management:
- Publication;
- Presentation;
- Management of intellectual property;
- Dissemination of results.
d) From the problem to the formulation of the project: integrating student in a research group with an ongoing project and defining a personal horizon of interest that is associated with a concrete research problem relevant to both the student and the group / project that it integrates.
Main Bibliography To be defined in accordance with the student areas of work.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods Teaching methods will be both tutorial and project driven.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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