Basics of Scientific Writing

David Campbell
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2018W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02137

Description

This course brings together scientific writing, academic publishing, research in the sciences and artistic research, also in reference to interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. The focus is on "basics of scientific writing" (writing and publishing in the sciences). Two types of writing are serving as "role models": the article in the peer-reviewed journal and the book (monograph and edited book). This will be related to: (1) the underlying epistemic understanding in the sciences (research question, hypothesis formulation, theory grounding, explorative and causality-oriented inquiries); (2) publishing strategies in the sciences (journal articles and/or books and book chapters). The disciplinary point of departure are to be the social sciences in the broadest sense, but with cross-references to other disciplines. As further focuses we will introduce: (1) interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity, and (2) scientific research and artistic research.

Examination Modalities

Writing in the sciences will be approached as a process. The final product will be a text or paper, with the following intermediary steps: (1) concept of the text or paper (2-3 pages); (2) short presentation (power point); (3) and final text or paper toward the end of the semester (around 10 12 pages). For the process of producing this text or paper, the crucial reference or exercise will be, to act “as if” this is a text or paper that is intended to be published in a (social) scientific format later. Participants (students) are free to elaborate further on this text or paper after completion of the lecture.

Comments

This lecture takes place in the seminar room of the Department Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (street address: Hintere Zollamtsstrasse 17, 4th floor).

Students from other faculties or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.

Dates

16 October 2018, 16:15–18:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
23 October 2018, 16:15–18:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
06 November 2018, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 26
13 November 2018, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 26
20 November 2018, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 26
27 November 2018, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 26
04 December 2018, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 26
11 December 2018, 16:15–18:30 Seminar Room 26
18 December 2018, 16:15–18:30 Seminar Room 26
08 January 2019, 16:15–18:30 Seminar Room 26
15 January 2019, 16:15–18:30 Seminar Room 26
22 January 2019, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 26
29 January 2019, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 26

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2018, 08:06 to 31 October 2018, 08:06
Via online registration
via email: david.campbell@uni-ak.ac.at
via telephone: +4369910450856

co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)