9360-0181/01 – Professional presentation (OP)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jonáš Tokarský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jonáš Tokarský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year3Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
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TOK006 doc. Ing. Jonáš Tokarský, Ph.D.
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Full-time Credit 0+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able to: present the results of the scientific work, classify and characterize types of scientific presentations, identify errors in the presentations, identify and discuss plagiarism, characterize basic bibliometric terms and discuss issues of indicators, work independently with electronic databases, to search for information, to find citation overview, identify trends, to discuss issues of open access approach and of predatory journals.

Teaching methods

Seminars
Tutorials

Summary

Student are acquainted with methods of professional presentation of research results and with scientific databases. Attention is also paid to the structure of professional presentations and the basics of bibliometry. Demonstrations and practical exercises are used in the seminar. The content of the course provides students with information on other aspects of scientific work, other than experimental research, giving them a wider view of this area, its laws and rules. In addition to theoretical knowledge, students will acquire practical skills that will be useful not only for theses.

Compulsory literature:

PLAXCO, K. W. The art of writing science. Protein Science. 2010, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 2261-2266. ISSN 1469-896X. Accessible also from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3009394/ BORJA, A. How to Prepare a Manuscript for International Journals: Six things to do before writing your manuscript. Elsevier Connect [online]. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2018, 12 May 2014 [cit. 2018-02-16]. Accessible from: https://www.elsevier.com/connect/six-things-to-do-before-writing-your-manuscript BORJA, A. How to Prepare a Manuscript for International Journals: 11 steps to structuring a science paper editors will take seriously. Elsevier Connect [online]. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2018, 24 June 2014 [cit. 2018-02-16]. Accessible from: https://www.elsevier.com/connect/11-steps-to-structuring-a-science-paper-editors-will-take-seriously

Recommended literature:

SAND-JENSEN, K. How to write consistently boring scientific literaturet. Oikos. 2007, vol. 116, 9. 723-727. Accessible from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.0030-1299.2007.15674.x

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written form. The study results are verified continuously on the basis of three individual tasks elaborated during semester. The semester is completed by credit test (minimum passing score is 50 %).

E-learning

Other requirements

In addition to compulsory attendance in seminar, a separate elaboration of three tasks is required during the semester.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. After clarification of the reasons for necessity of professional presentation, student is acquainted with main communication channels and types of scientific presentation. Attention is further focused on theses, types of scientific articles and their specifics. 2. General structure of professional presentation is discussed - choice of title, order of authors, keywords, abstract and its forms, introduction, experimental methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references, acknowledgement – and attention is paid to differences in the structure in dependence on type of the presentation. Students receive a short scientific article to read at home. 3. Different citation styles and tools to create them are shown. Further, attention is paid to processing of data in the form of pictures, graphs, schemes, and tables. Students try to write abstract of the article they received last time. Discussion follows. 4. Based on the previous topic, factors influencing comprehensibility of the results (type of graph, selection of scale, correlation vs. causality, etc.) are presented, including examples. Practical exercise to identify errors in graphs and tables. 5. Other possible mistakes in presentations are discussed and students try to identify them on examples of real articles. Students are acquainted with the objective and course of the review process. Attention is paid also to plagiarism. 6. Major scientific publishers and various types of databases are listed. Services of the library at VŠB-TUO and access to them are presented. Students are acquainted with the open access approach and with predatory journals. 7. Practical examples of work with WoS and Scopus databases are presented. Search is demonstrated and issues of author identification are discussed. The Hirsch index is explained. Students receive tasks for individual work with the database. 8. Basic bibliometric terms are presented. Results of independent work with the database are discussed. Students are acquainted with other databases (ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, etc.). 9. In purely practical exercise, students perform literary research on the topic of their thesis. 10. Students are acquainted with methodology of evaluation of scientific results in Czech Republic, with categories in the field of research, and with RIV and OBD databases. Each student starts to prepare a presentation on selected part of his/her thesis. 11. Each student presents a selected part of his / her thesis. Other participants in the seminar are his/her audience. The total time for one student is 20 min (10 min presentation, 10 min discussion). 12. Each student presents a selected part of his / her thesis. Other participants in the seminar are his/her audience. The total time for one student is 20 min (10 min presentation, 10 min discussion). 13. Each student presents a selected part of his / her thesis. Other participants in the seminar are his/her audience. The total time for one student is 20 min (10 min presentation, 10 min discussion). 14. The test.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Attendance in seminar is compulsory.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0719A270001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0719A270001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0719A270001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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