- To introduce the methods of working with academic and news databases, conducting systematic literature searches and preparing literature reviews
- work with bibliographic and news databases;
- find relevant data and academic literature
- apply network methods to analyze citation data
- use the results of analysis to prepare literature reviews
- find relevant data and academic literature;
- apply network methods to analyze citation data;
- use the results of analysis to prepare literature reviews.
- Principles of literature review organizationLecture 1. Introduction to reviewing the literature. Principles of writing a literature review. Seminar 1. Course organization and policies. Academic ethics and plagiarism. Resources for information retrieval. Working with HSE e-resources. Working in the computer class.
- Principles of working with citation databases (Web of Science and Scopus)Seminar 2. From research interest to research topic: constructing subject and object of research. Adapting the topic for bibliographic databases: keywords. Tutorial 1. Introduction to bibliographic databases. Writing a query. Tutorial 2. Topic detective game. Topic focusing and expanding. Optimizing the scope of the review. Filtering results. Seminar 3. Academic citations. Working with citation software. Zotero/Mendeley. Seminar 4. Introduction to bibliographic networks. Citation practices. Predecessors/successors in citation networks. Network clustering.
- Creating bibliographic maps in VOSViewer and CitNetExplorerSeminars 5&6. Exporting search results. VOSviewer interface. Term maps. Co-citation and bibliographic coupling maps. Tutorial 3. Interpreting VOSviewer maps. Tutorials 4&5. CitNetExplorer. Dynamics in citation networks.
- Principles of working with news databases (Integrum, Factiva)Seminar 7. Working with the news databases. Tutorial 6. Studying the dynamics of the research field.
- Strategies of literature synthesis and writing techniquesSeminars 8&9. Academic reading and writing tips. Structuring a literature review. Seminar 10. Discussing excerpts from literature reviews. Seminars 11&12. Mini-conference: sharing preliminary results. Discussing assessment criteria. Seminar 13. Q&A session.
- Advanced Task
- In-class Assignment
- Home Assignments
- Home Assignment 5
- Conference Poster
- Literature Review
- Interim assessment (3 module)The grade consists of several components: Preparation & Participation, Advanced Methods Knowledge, Literature Review Preparation. Preparation & Participation (PP) has a three-point scale: Unsatisfactory, Satisfactory, and Baseline, depending on how many module tasks (home assignments and in-class assignments) the student has successfully completed (with a passing grade). Unsatisfactory PP is assigned if the student has a passing grade on less than 40% tasks of the 2nd module OR less than 40% tasks of the 3rd module. Satisfactory is for a passing grade on no less than 40% tasks of the 2nd module AND no less than 40% tasks of the 3rd module. Baseline (BA) is for a passing grade on 70% of the 2nd module tasks AND 50% of the 3rd module tasks. Advanced Methods Knowledge is counted as the number of topics for which the student has a passing grade on the advanced tasks (AT). Literature Review Preparation has two components: Literature Review (LR) and Conference Poster (CP). Each activity is counted if it received a passing grade. The resulting grade specification is as follows: 10: BA PP and 5 AT and LR and CP 9: BA PP and 4 AT and LR and CP 8: BA PP and 3 AT and LR/CP 7: BA PP and 2 AT 6: BA PP and 1 AT 5: BA PP 4: Satisfactory PP 3, 2, 1: Unsatisfactory PP
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- Wang, G. T., & Park, K. (2016). Student Research and Report Writing : From Topic Selection to the Complete Paper. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1108252
- Martín-Martín, A., Orduna-Malea, E., Thelwall, M., & López-Cózar, E. D. (2018). Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus: a systematic comparison of citations in 252 subject categories. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2018.09.002