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PNG0070

Reviewing and Summarizing Science

(1) Key publications and how they come about,

(2) How to read a paper and how to review a manuscript,

(3) How to write a literature review

(4) Conferences – How to use them to your advantage

Kursplan

PNG0070 Reviewing and Summarizing Science, 2,0 Hp

Ämnen

Biologi

Utbildningens nivå

Forskarnivå

Förkunskapskrav

enrollment as PhD student

Mål

The objectives of this course are (1) to learn how to find and to evaluate scientific key publications,

(2) to understand the purpose of the peer review system and be able to write a constructive scientific review,

(3) to be able to summarize the key findings of a paper in 1-2 sentences, (4) to understand the value of

conferences. Overall the objectives of the course are to help the students understand how to navigate the

scientific publications and the process scientific communication.

Innehåll

(1) Key publications and how they come about,

(2) How to read a paper and how to review a manuscript,

(3) How to write a literature review

(4) Conferences – How to use them to your advantage

Examinationsformer och fordringar för godkänd kurs

Active participation and writing of a literature review according to Scrimgeour & Pruss (2016).

Ytterligare information

This is a general skills course for all natural scientists, also other than biologists and soil scientists.



For day 1, please find (and bring) a key publication in your field and present it briefly (who wrote it, what is it, why is it a key publication and how did it become one). Since we are 14 students and we have only 2 hours scheduled for this, this should be very brief (max. 8 min).

For day 2, please bring an example of a paper you struggle with. Think about why this is difficult for you to read.

Pleas also bring a paper you have refereed (if you have refereed one).

You can also ask you supervisor to share a manuscript she or he has been asked to referee and bring their evaluation or write your own. Please also read the articles about refereeing manuscripts (attached).

For day 3, please bring 5 papers that you want to or have included in your literate survey.

For day 4, please bring a list of conferences relevant for you. Check how large these are in number of participants, are they national or international, would you have a mentor (supervisor) with you at the conferences if you went, and how well does the topic fit your thesis topic.



External teacher: Antonia Liess, lector at Halmstad University, Associate Editor of Freshwater Science.

All lectures will be public and given at MVM.

Ansvarig institution/motsvarande

Institutionen för Vatten och Miljö