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Scientific writing and internship project

Code: EGEO4033     Acronym: EGEO4033

Keywords
Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Surveying Engineering

Instance: 2021/2022 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Plannings
Course/CS Responsible: Master's degree in Remote Sensing

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
M:DR 1 The study plan from 2018 2 - 6 28 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Maria Joana Afonso Pereira Fernandes
Neftali Sillero Pablos

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 1,00
Other: 1,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 1,00
Maria Joana Afonso Pereira Fernandes 0,50
Neftali Sillero Pablos 0,50
Other Totals 1 1,00
Maria Joana Afonso Pereira Fernandes 0,50
Neftali Sillero Pablos 0,50

Teaching language

Portuguese and english

Objectives

It is intended that students:

1) Understand what it is to do science.

2) Acquire training on the scientific method.

3) Know the process of writing a dissertation and a scientific paper, its submission and peer review.

4) Learn how to make oral and panel communications.

5) Know the ethical problems in the scope of the scientific publications, namely those related to the authorship of the papers

Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in the writing of their dissertation / internship project.

Learning outcomes and competences

Students should be able to write their dissertation / internship project and a scientific paper, using the knowledge acquired about:

- The components of a scientific paper.

- Different strategies of scientific writing.

- How to Make Figures"

- How to insert references and make quotations

- Submission and peer review process.

Working method

Presencial

Program

1) Philosophy of science and scientific method.

2) Communication in science.

3) Components of a dissertation and of a scientific paper

4) Strategies of scientific writing.

5) Graphic component of a scientific paper.

6) Submission and peer review process.

7) Oral and panel communications.

8) Ethics in science.

Mandatory literature

Evans, D., Gruba P., and Zobel J.; How to write a better thesis, Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2011
Schimel, J. ; Writing science: how to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
Gastel, Barbara, and Robert A. Day. ; How to write and publish a scientific paper, ABC-CLIO, 2016
Heard, Stephen B. ; The scientist's guide to writing: How to write more easily and effectively throughout your scientific career, Princeton University Press, 2016

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures are taught based on Power Point presentations, using a variety of practical examples. The practical part will consist of writing the thesis project.

In the lectures of type “O” a more personalized support to the successful accomplishment of the practical component will be given.

The Director of the study cycle will ensure the coordination between this curricular unit and the Dissertation/Training Course, so that each student can use its own Dissertation/Training Course topic in this unit.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Exame 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Apresentação/discussão de um trabalho científico 4,00
Estudo autónomo 100,00
Frequência das aulas 28,00
Trabalho escrito 30,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

Attendance of TP classes is compulsory

Calculation formula of final grade

The assessment is done through the writing of the thesis project, and its oral presentation.

The classification of the course is a weighted mean of the written project  (T),  70%, and and its  oral discussion (O), 30%.
The final classification will be: CF = T * 0.7 + O * 0.3.

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