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Advanced scientific paper

Course Code :9302MDOECP
Study domain:Environmental Science
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:0
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Steven Van Passel
Ivan Verhaert

3. Course contents *

Students are stimulated to propose a subject and a tutor themselves; this may be any issue related to the broad fields of energy and climate. 

The paper should have an original empirical part, albeit of limited scope, OR contribute to theory, OR be a 'meta-empirical' study, i.e. a comparative study of empirical results obtained already by other authors or reported in other contributions, with particular care to synthesis, ORbe a thorough survey of the literature (empirical and/or theoretical). 

The paper should feature at least the following elements: a clear statement of the issues to be investigated; a justification of the interest of the study; a formulation of working hypotheses; a proposal of methodological approach and justification of the same; the research project itself (whether corpus- or literature-based); an attempt at interpretation of the data; a conclusion or appraisal of results; a comparison of the conclusions reached with those available in other research and with one's own hypotheses.