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920003J Scholarly Information in Research Process, 1 ECTS cr 
Code 920003J  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Scholarly Information in Research Process  Abbreviation Scholarly Infor 
Scope1 ECTS cr   
TypePost-graduate Studies Discipline 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit University of Oulu Graduate School, UniOGS 

Teachers
Name
Tiina Sipola 

Description
ECTS Credits 

1 ECTS credit

 
Language of instruction 

English

 

 
Timing 

The course unit is offered in the autumn and in the spring term. It is recommended to take the course at the beginning of the doctoral studies.

 
Learning outcomes 

After completing the course the students will master the process of systematic information seeking and will be able to find the most important and high-impact international literature on their research subject. The students will also be familiar with the publishing practices in their field of study and they will be able to evaluate the importance of scientific publications. They will understand the issues associated with open science and the managing of research data. After the course they will apply what they have learned in the publishing process of an academic dissertation and/or article.

 

 
Contents 

Process of systematic information seeking and the most important databases of disciplines. Evaluation of publications based on quantitative and qualitative methods. Societal impact of publications. Visibility of researchers and research. Open science, open access publishing, research data. Managing references. Copyright.

 

 
Mode of delivery 

classroom instruction, homework



 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

 Classroom teaching 10 h, self-study 17 h


 
Target group 

Doctoral students

 
Recommended or required reading 

Following library guides:

Finding scientific information http://libguides.oulu.fi/findinginformation

Evaluation based on scientific publishing http://libguides.oulu.fi/evaluatingpublications

Research visibility http://libguides.oulu.fi/researchvisibility

Open access publishing http://libguides.oulu.fi/openpublishing

Research data http://libguides.oulu.fi/researchdata

 

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

 Participation in classroom teaching and successful completion of the course assignments. .



 





 
Grading 

Pass/fail



 
Person responsible 

Information specialists at Oulu University Library



 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Scholarly Information in Research Process  Course  Ursula Heinikoski  30.10.17 -21.05.18

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