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B3_Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study), to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues
B4_That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences
E15_Collect and interpret significant data to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant issues in the business field and be able to prepare a document that allows the transmission of information or an innovative business proposal.
G2_Be able to innovate by developing an open attitude to change and be willing to re-evaluate old mental models that limit thinking
T4_Domain the computer tools and their main applications for the ordinary academic and professional activity
T5_Develop tasks applying, with flexibility and creativity, the knowledge acquired and adapting it to new contexts and situations
T1_Communicate properly orally and in writing in the official languages of Catalonia
This course aims to deepen the basics of the scientific method and provide students with the basic tools to work to design and execute a research project. On the other hand, improve your skills to use a series of instruments and tools that allow you to manage the different steps of the research process more efficiently and communicate your results more effectively: research tools and information management ; word processing and editing; organization and data processing; and presentation and communication of results.
Also, knowing and mastering the characteristics of the scientific method is of crucial importance in the business world: setting questions, carefully observing reality through the collection of data and verifiable facts, formulating and contrasting hypotheses, drawing conclusions and reformulating the problems and questions we ask ourselves is fundamental to the functioning of markets, companies, and organizations.
This subject has the following specific objectives:
MD1.Master class: Expository class sessions based on the teacher's explanation attended by all students enrolled in the subject
MD4. Video capsules: Resource in video format, which includes contents or demonstrations of the thematic axes of the subject. These capsules are integrated into the structure of the subject and serve students to review as many times as needed the ideas or proposals that the teacher needs to highlight in their classes.
MD5. Seminars: Face-to-face format in small work groups. These are sessions linked to the face-to-face sessions of the subject that allow to offer a practical perspective of the subject and in which the participation of the student is key.
MD6. Discussions and forums: Face-to-face or online conversations, depending on the objectives pursued by the teacher responsible for the subject. The debates have a start and end date and are energized by the teacher
MD10. Research and critical reading of articles. Students start from a working hypothesis that they will develop, following the phases of the research methodology, including the critical reading of articles.
MD11. Non-face-to-face tutorials: for which the student will have telematic resources such as e-mail and virtual classroom resources.
Block 1. Research activity in the social sciences and sources of information
Teamwork. Dynamics for success
Sources of information
Block 2. Written Presentation of Research Papers
1. 2. 3. 4.
Organization of written work
Editing and presentation of formal documents
Block 3. Quantitative and qualitative information: collection and analysis
Quantitative Methodologies vs. qualitative
Data collection tools: The questionnaire
Write the methodology section
Presentation of results
Block 4. Oral Presentation of Research Papers
Elements of communication
Oral communication strategies
Planning, design and execution of academic and professional presentations. What to present from my written work?
In addition to the teaching team sessions, there are individual and group activities.
Fullerenes individual activities they aim to:
Fullerenes group activities their basic objective is:
CONTINUOUS EVALUATION (70%)
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It does not have a minimum per block, but overall (ie, the average of the continuous assessment of the course) must be higher than 5. If the assessment grade
continuous is less than 5, the student must repeat the course. Therefore, passing the continuous assessment is a necessary (not sufficient) condition to pass the subject
It consists of activities from each block and a final project, with the following weightings on the total of the course:
Block 1: 5%
Block 2: 5%
Block 3: 5%
Block 4: 20% Final work: 35%
FINAL EXAMINATION (30%)
It will consist of a written test in which concepts from Blocks 1, 2 and 3 will be assessed: the exam is unique and is divided into 3 blocks (block 1, block 2 and block 3). All blocks contribute equally to the final grade of the exam. If a grade of less than 4 is obtained in any of the blocks, the exam will be considered suspended and also the subject. It is necessary to take an overall mark of the exam equal to or higher than 5 to pass the subject.
The student who will present: (i) in case of not achieving 4 out of 10 points, in one or several parts of the exam or (ii) if the mark of the exam is lower than 5 out of 10 points. Students must retake the exam in its entirety, regardless of the case.
Under no circumstances may students receive help from third parties for any course evaluation activity; and in case of occurrence the student will lose all the right to continue with the evaluations that remain of the asignatura.
In case of not understanding of the resolution any activity of the evaluation, will be able to quote to the student later and realize him an oral examination on that one the activity of evaluation. Those questions that cannot be justified can be penalized in the final grade.
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