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Introduction to Scientific Work

Course Code :1700PSWIWW
Study domain:Social sciences
Academic year:2020-2021
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 *

  • Scientific models and the meaning of “scientific”
  • Scientific sources - finding and evaluating
  • Scientific integrity + Ethical codes in science + Plagiarism
  • Library introduction
  • Searching for information and statistics (and judging them for quality)  
  • Searching statistics (and judging them) + searching data and analyse them online
  • Referring and citing (in APA-7th 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.