Entering the field. The state of the art in studying the cultures of arts, science and technology
Full course description
In this introductory CAST course, the students immediately ‘plunge in deep water’ and are introduced to the current frontlines of research in the field of CAST. They will interview researchers in the institute about their latest article, their current research project, and about their views of where the international research agenda will be moving in the near future. Choices of leading research question, research site, methodology, and theoretical framework will be explicated. A state of the art cannot be grasped, however, without relating the current situation to the historical development of the field. Therefore, students will review the last decade of leading international journals. Each student will then complete the module by writing a review article in which a specific methodological issue, or theoretical approach, or set of research questions is elaborated.
This course aims to - teach students how to write a review article - introduce students into interdisciplinary research methodologies - familiarise students with analysing disciplinary research styles - train students in conceptual analysis - train students in qualitative, semi-structured interviewing - train students in using bibliographical search engines (Web of Science, Google Scholar)
Admission to CAST
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