Introduction to Scientific Work

Course Code :1700PSWIWW
Study domain:Social sciences
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Dimitri Mortelmans
Olivier Chandesais
Wim Christiaens

3. Course contents *

  • Starting test PSW (tests on: mathematics, logic reasoning, Academic Dutch and motivation)
  • Scientific models and the meaning of “scientific”
  • Scientific sources + Privacy + Ethical codes in science
  • Library introduction
  • Searching for information and statistics (and judging them for quality)  
  • Searching statistics (and judging them) + searching data and analyse them online
  • Plagiarism + Feedback on the starting tests
  • Referring and citing (in APA-6th style)
  • Endnote
  • Structuring and writing – Visualising information


Remark: The expected learning outcomes on Word and Excel are acquired in self-teaching. At the start of the course the intended learning outcomes are distributed. It is expected that students acquire these skills by the end of the 1st semester.