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Details for the Course Syllabus for Course GEM045F valid from Autumn 2013

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General
Aim
  • The overall objective of the course is to give students instruction and training in scientific information management. Upon completion of the course the participants will have gained knowledge about scientific information management both in general and within the specific research area in which they are working.
Contents
  • Databases: database structure, search tools and search strategies, problem-oriented database presentation, specific possibilities and restrictions, inventory of tool boxes, the Web of Science, patent databases, database analysis.
    Library resources: library catalogues, interlibrary loans, electronic journals and other full text resources.
    Internet searching, quality-controlled link collections in specific subjects, reference management systems, scientific communication and publication, LUP, copyright – rights and obligations with practical advice in matters which may arise during PhD studies.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • have the knowledge and skills to search for information, be able to select relevant sources and know how to use them
    have gained knowledge about scientific information management both in general and within the specific research area in which they are working.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to identify their information needs
    be able to use information from different sources to increase their scientific knowledge and the knowledge of the scientific community
    be able to build up a personal reference collection of important quality-controlled information resources in their subject.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able critically examine and reflect on the quality and relevance of found information.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Project
  • The course comprises a series of lectures, workshops and individual project. In the project the participants will analyse the information structure and communication tradition within their own research area, based on the scientific literature. The project is presented in a written report and at an oral presentation for the other course participants. The time set aside for the project is one week.
Examination Formats
  • Written report
  • Seminars given by participants
  • For a Pass on the course, the participant must have attended at least 80 % of the scheduled activities, have given a problem-oriented oral presentation and evaluation of a database, based on given criteria and her/his information needs and passed the project work, including a written and an oral presentation of the project.
    If there are extenuating circumstances some parts of the assessment can be performed differently.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • To be admitted to the course applicants have to be part of a PhD programme at LTH.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Priority is given to: 1) PhD students who have previously applied to the course and were eligible at the time, 2) PhD students most recently accepted for PhD studies.
Literature
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  • The required reading is determined on the basis of the participants’ choice of project work.
Further Information
Course code
  • GEM045F
Administrative Information
  •  -05-28
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson FN3/Per Tunestål

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

3 course occasions.

Course code ▽ Course Name ▽ Division ▽ Established ▽ Course syllabus valid from ▽ Start Date ▽ End Date ▽ Published ▽
GEM045F Scientific Information Management Doctoral Research Training 2013‑08‑29 Autumn 2013 2013‑07‑01 2013‑08‑29
GEM045F Scientific Information Management Doctoral Research Training 2014‑07‑04 Autumn 2013 2014‑09‑30 2014‑07‑04
GEM045F Scientific Information Management Doctoral Research Training Autumn 2013 2015‑10‑05

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