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Open Science Curriculum

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Candidate's thesis period | Master's thesis period | Doctorate students, university personnel | Open University

Candidate's thesis period

New Students | LIBESIS Systematic Information Seeking | Candidate's thesis writers

In addition

Reference Manager RefWorks

Learn to use RefWorks, an online bibliographic management program, that allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

In the RefWorks workshop you’ll get individual guidance on how to manage your citations. You’ll learn how to export and manage references with RefWorks while working with the central databases in you academic field. You’ll also learn how to use RefWorks and Microsoft Word to create in-text citations and bibliographies in various styles. With RefWorks, you can do all this with just a few clicks of a button, so that you’ll have more time to concentrate on your research.

Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

New students

LIBESIS Systematic Information Seeking (1 ECTS cr)

Learning goals:

After completing the course the student

  • is familiar with the basics of systematic information seeking
  • is aware of how information seeking relates to the research process and of its significance in academic work
  • is able to conduct systematic information seeking in a way that is relevant to the research process
  • discerns the difference between everyday information and scientific information
  • is able to turn a research topic into concepts and concepts into search terms
  • knows how to create search statements
  • is familiar with the publication culture in their academic field
  • is able to locate and conduct searches using field-specific information sources
  • locates information sources on research methods and archived research data
  • is aware of the principles concerning research data and copyright
  • is capable of assessing and refining search results
  • is able to decide how to save references
  • understands how referencing is done appropriately and knows how to ethically use information in their work

Contents:

The course provides the students with necessary understanding of information seeking that is relevant both for academic work and also in the working life in expert positions. The students learn for example how to do an information seeking plan that they can use later on in their studies.

Course material:
Course material Library Tutorial is an open online material in KOPPA: https://koppa.jyu.fi/avoimet/kirjasto/en/library-tutorial

Phase of studies:
Recommended before the candidate seminar, also later e.g. new degree students in master's programmes

Conduct of course:
An online course as a self study course or as a part of other communication studies.

  • Degree students at the University of Jyväskylä can take the course as an elective course. The course is available several months during autumn and spring semesters.
  • Sign up in Sisu (Search > LIBESIS).

Further information: Tiia Puputti.

    Candidate's thesis writers

    Writing the candidate's thesis requires an ability to seek and analyze information a chosen topic independently.  We highly recommend all students starting their candidate's thesis to take the course LIBESIS Systematic Information Seeking.

    Further information and group training requests

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    Master's thesis period

    Further information and group training requests

    In addition

    Reference Manager RefWorks

    Learn to use RefWorks, an online bibliographic management program, that allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

    In the RefWorks workshop you’ll get individual guidance on how to manage your citations. You’ll learn how to export and manage references with RefWorks while working with the central databases in you academic field. You’ll also learn how to use RefWorks and Microsoft Word to create in-text citations and bibliographies in various styles. With RefWorks, you can do all this with just a few clicks of a button, so that you’ll have more time to concentrate on your research.

    Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

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    Doctorate students, university personnel

    Majority of library courses for doctorate students, researchers and university staff can be found here below. In addition: Tailored information sessions for departments.

    Customized courses for groups on demand. For training requests, contact Information Services / information specialist of your discipline or research services coordinator Marjo Vallittu.

    Doctorate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences department get 2 credits when they take part in Dissertation start-up, Open Access publishing and one other training from this list: Guides to methodology, Choosing the publishing channel, Research data management, Research Merits.

    Reference Manager RefWorks

    Learn to use RefWorks, an online reference management program, that allows you to  generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.

    In the RefWorks workshop you’ll learn how to export and manage references with RefWorks. You’ll also learn how to use RefWorks and Microsoft Word to create in-text citations and bibliographies in various styles. With RefWorks, you can do all this with just a few clicks of a button, so that you’ll have more time to concentrate on your research.

    Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

    Dissertation start-up

    Familiarize yourself with the information environment and library practices in the University of Jyväskylä. Learn to know databases, e-journals, and other electronic resources in your discipline.

    Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

    Open access publishing

    Basic information kit of open publishing: by what means can research results be made openly available? In this course we will go through the basics of self-archiving, sharing articles in various channels and publishing in open access journals.

    The course gives the researcher the abilities to integrate self-archiving with his or her publishing activity. You will get the basic knowledge of what self-archiving is, what can be self-archived and how it is done. The course will also examine other ways of sharing research results, e.g. with the help of scientific social networks such as Research Gate, Academia.edu and Mendeley. What are they?  What does the researcher need to know about copyright matters when sharing articles in them?

    Could you think of publishing your article preprint, i.e. the non-peer reviewed manuscript? The course will also consider how, and on what conditions, the different article versions can be published open access and what the differences are between fields of science.

    The course is aimed at researchers of all fields of science.

    Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.
    Guides to methodology as research support

    The course deals with how to find methodological literature in databases of various fields. Also, the praised SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is introduced.

    Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

    Choosing the publishing channel

    Do you recognize the relevant publishing channels? How and with which tools can publishing channels be assessed? How can different types of publishing channels direct the researcher profiling? What do you want to communicate with your publications and to whom? This course deals with the researcher’s own publishing profile and suggests how to build it. We also ask how the researcher can take advantage of openness in his or her own publishing strategy. Various databases and tools are used to evaluate publishing channels. The course is aimed primarily at postgraduates and staff of human sciences, but it is also open to others.

    Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

    Research data management

    This course focuses on research data management in the dissertation and research processes. The aim is for participants to recognize existing open research materials in their own field, learn to manage their own data correctly during the research project, and find a suitable data storage for final archiving. In addition, the aim is to promote understanding in the importance of opening research data as part of Open Science and research policies. The course utilizes both general data management plans as well as field specific plans. This course supports researchers in making the data management plans required by publishers and research funders.

    Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

    Research merits

    Create your own Researcher ID, get to know the Template for researchers curriculum vitae and learn to evaluate your own scientific activity with basic bibliometric tools.

    Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

    Self study material and online courses
    LIBJ1001: Open Science Resource -online course (National Doctoral Education Module)
    1 ECTS.

    Welcome to the Finnish Open Science Online Resource! The course is self-directed and can be completed at any time when the online course is open.

    This resource is designed as an introduction to Open Science and Research principles and practices for doctoral students and others new to Open Science and Research.

    The resource introduces principles, concepts, and new ways of doing research with the view that at every step the learning can be related to the research the learner is working on.

    Course is recommended for first or second year of doctoral studies (1 ECTS). Sign-up for the course in Sisu (Search > LIBJ1001), (signing up in has ended for the autumn 2019 but will open again in the spring term).

    The national course is available as self study material: https://findocnet.fi/. Login to the site with HAKA-username/password. Use key code: OS_JYU

    MOOC Open Science Introductory course

    Open Science course

    This is an open introductory course into the practices of Open Science that explains how to make the most of the existing outputs of open research. This course is suitable for anyone interested in Open Science. The university faculty are encouraged to use these course materials in their lessons.

    This course is available for independent study through guest login, though features, such as monitoring your progress, completing the Open Science Knowledge Test.
    MOOC Open Science Introductory course - requires HAKA-login

    UNESCO's Open Access Curriculum

    UNESCO Open Access course for researchers. This has influenced UNESCO‘s Open Access program, through which the organization received a unique mandate to work on OA policy issues; bridge knowledge pools on OA across the world and build capacities to better understand Open Access.

    Online Course for Data Management for SSH-fields

    Expert tour guide on Data Management:

    This tour guide was written for social science researchers who are in an early stage of practising research data management. With this tour guide, CESSDA wants to contribute to increased professionalism in data management and to improving the value of research data.

    If you follow the guide, you will travel through the research data lifecycle from planning, organising, documenting, processing, storing and protecting your data to sharing and publishing them. Taking the whole roundtrip will take you approximately 15 hours. You can also just hop on and off.

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    Open University

    Reference Manager RefWorks,

    free of charge

    Learn to use RefWorks, an online bibliographic management program, that allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

    In the RefWorks workshop you’ll get individual guidance on how to manage your citations. You’ll learn how to export and manage references with RefWorks while working with the central databases in you academic field. You’ll also learn how to use RefWorks and Microsoft Word to create in-text citations and bibliographies in various styles. With RefWorks, you can do all this with just a few clicks of a button, so that you’ll have more time to concentrate on your research.

    Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.
    Free of charge

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