[ 505SWDAWASK23 ] VU Scientific Work in Sociology I / Presentation and Argumentation

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Social Science Karin Fischer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sociology 2023W
Objectives Students will aquire knowledge about basic ideas of scientific working and writing in social sciences

  • finding a good research topic
  • literature research
  • using libraries and data bases
  • reading scientific literature
  • planning a research design
  • writing a research proposal
  • handle literature sources / rules of citation (apa style)
  • presenting the paper / the results
  • Meaning and functions of social sciences
  • Science, truth, (social) reality
  • Types of research
  • From research topic to the final report
  • literature research
  • using libraries and data bases
  • reading scientific papers
  • Rules of handling literature / quotation / citation-style
  • Preparing and delivering a presentation
  • Structuring material and using audio-visual aids
Criteria for evaluation final examination; written research proposal and presentation
Methods Inputs by instructor; group discussions; student presentations, feedback
Language German
Study material Course material; supplementary material will be provided separately
Changing subject? No
Is completed if (*)505SWDAWASK15: VU Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten in der Soziologie / Präsentation und Argumentation (6 ECTS).
Der ECTS-Überschuss von 3 ECTS kann für die freien Studienleistungen verwendet werden. (siehe auch die Anmerkungen in "Sonstige Informationen" im übergeordneten Fach "Sozialwissenschaftliches Denken und Arbeiten")
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority