Please remember passing Reesarch Methodology course is mandatory
Research Methodology will be composed of a course and 2 seminars.
Prof. Libertario Demi will teach the course part
The goal is to teach students the fundamental notions and concepts underlying scientific and technological research, with a focus on Information and Communication Technology.
2 seminars will be part of the course too and their addendance is mandatory:
- Copyright and Open Access in the Digital Age from Paolo Guarda: University of Trento;
The seminar aims to provide for Ph.D. students with some basic information related to copyright protection, with a major focus on scientific publications. In particular, the Open Access model will be proposed as an important alternative to traditional methods of scientific knowledge disseminating.
- Issues related to paper publishing from Aliaksandr Birukou: executive Editor, Computer Science at Springer Nature)
In this lecture we first cover the basic elements of the publication landscape (proceedings, journals, and books) and the role of publishers. We will look not only into commercial or society publishers, but also emerging self-publishing venues. Then we discuss the publication ethics, i.e., plagiarism, duplicate submissions or publications, retractions. We continue by discussing predatory publishers and how to not become their victim. The second part of the lecture will deal with various models of peer review and new tools and practices, including but not limited to open access, open data, CrossMark, ORCID, Publons, conference rankings.
You can find the presentation at the following link https://tinyurl.com/UNITN-SN
The exam will be on the prof. Demi's course, nevertheless the attendance at the seminars is mandatory