790115 An introduction into scientific working

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


The scientific method.

Scepticism - the driving force of scientific thinking.

Important representatives of philosophy of science.

Scientific ethic - On being a scientist.

Fraud in science.

Probability and traps to reasoning.

Types of scientific publications.

How to find and choose a topic.

Literature search.

Outline of a scientific paper.

Planning a diploma thesis.

Layout of tables and figures.

Correct citations.

Basics of scientific writing.

How to deal with writer's block.

Working with media.

Project proposals.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students understand the art of scientific thinking and -working. They are able to discuss ethical issues, e.g. handling of data or plagiarism. The students can write their own scientific manuscript, e.g. the bachelor thesis. The students understand the most important techniques and cultural guidelines and can explain and discuss them responsible.
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