In this seminar, we will understand and practice producing scientific knowledge with a focus on the urban realm. The course will include learning about the craft of scientific writing, rules of good scientific practice, selecting research methods, time planning, and the research steps from gathering data to the finished text. Guided by the lecturer, students will work in small teams to practice the individual steps of “doing research.“ In the end, students will apply their new skills by developing and presenting a research concept.
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At the beginning we will deal with the process of production of scientific knowledge as such considering basic ‘rules’ of scientific work. As learning by doing is usually a successful way which makes us experiencing the specific demands of a research process you will work in the course in small teams defining and planning your own research project. Starting the practical work we will first deal with different sources of information, how to decode and evaluate them as wells as how to quote and organize them properly in scientific working and writing. Now having an idea how and where to gather information you will define your own research question and develop a research concept step by step going from a proper wording of the research question to the selection of fitting research methods, time planning and documentation.