Minor Introduction to Scientific Research

Coordinated by: Gilles Bernot (Fall semester) and Fabien Ferrero (Spring semester)

FORMAT

Classroom

LOCATION

Campus SophiaTech

Prerequisites

No

CAPACITY

24 students

ABOUT THIS MINOR

This minor is also open to students from the SPECTRUM graduate school.

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Summary

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will learn not only how to conduct research, but more generally how to approach a subject rationally, to take a critical view on the literature available on the subject, to provide his or her own reflections supported by experience, and also to know how to communicate them.The hindsight that this course provides on what science is (or is not) should be part of the skills of any scientist, not only researchers.


Everything you always wanted to know about research ... but were afraid to ask.

Becoming a researcher is a professional qualification. Science requires curiosity, original thinking, rigour, experimentation and critical analysis of results. But for centuries now, science progresses have led to ever stronger organizations at the international scale, scientists’ professional networks, shared practices and rules. In a both competitive and collaborative and frontier-less research environment, conducting visible and relevant scientific research requires a strong methodology and conforming to international standards.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Definition of scientific research, scientific methodology and the interactions between science and society. Ethics of scientific research.
  • Acquiring a background on a scientific topic, analysing the state-of-the-art, compiling a bibliography, publishing scientific results, facing the evaluation of scientific work by peer scientists and presenting scientific activity to a specialized audience.
  • Planning, conducting and analysing scientific experiments.
  • Scientific environment, collaborations, research funding and interaction between academic institutions and industry.

Contents:

  • Epistemology, "What is science?"
  • A job of passion
  • Bibliographical research
  • Methods for conducting research
  • PhD and its career opportunities
  • Conducting experiments
  • Scientific writing
  • Scientific collaborations
  • Digital deontology
Lecturers


With the Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies Doctoral School

Evaluation (updated April 7th)
 

Fall 2022

  • Dec, 1: Home written report submission deadline
  • Dec, 8: 8h00-12h30 - Oral in classroom

Spring 2023

  • To be announced

SCHEDULE FALL 2022

Mind the evaluation time and modalities in the "Evaluation" tab below.
 

Date

Time slot

Lecturers

Course title

Location

13/10/2022

9h00-12h15

9h00-9h15 - Gilles Bernot

Welcome, Course goals and outline, evaluation modalities

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

9h15-10h45 - Eric Picholle

Epistemology, "What is science?"

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

11h00-12h15 - Anne-Laure Simonelli

Research: a job of passion

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

20/10/2022

9h00-12h15

9h00-10h30 - Marco Winckler

Methods for conducting research - Bibliography 1

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

10h45-12h15 - Sid Touati

Bibliography 2

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

27/10/2022

9h00-12h15

9h00-9h30 - Gilles Bernot

Bibliographic analysis on a given list of articles

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

9h45-12h15 - Fabien Ferrero

Scientific writing

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

10/11/2022

9h00-12h15

Sid Touati

Statistical aspects of experimentation

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

17/11/2022

9h00-12h15

Marco Winckler

Experimentation workshops

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

24/11/2022

9h00-12h15

9h00-10h30 - Anana Postoaca

Digital deontology

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

10h45-12h15 - Gilles Bernot

Article analysis: last questions

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

01/12/2022

9h00-12h15

9h00-10h30 - Fabien Ferrero

Scientific collaborations

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

10h45-12h15 - Anne-Laure Simonelli

PhD and its career opportunities

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203

08/12/2022

8h00-12h20

Jury

Evaluation

Campus SophiaTech, Templiers 2, room E-203