PEERS - Undergraduate Research III
Full course description
UCV PEERS is a semester research programme carrying 10 ECTS. In period 4 and 5 PEERs is delivered in a skills format while during period 6 it gets transformed to the full time research project. This set-up ensures that PEERs students increase their proficiency in all steps involved in conducting research, from writing a research proposal and making choices about the study methodology to communicating the results of their project. Small groups of students, or individuals, will conduct research under the guidance of a senior researcher. They will act as a group, but engage in individual work as well. PEERs offers a unique opportunity to develop one’s own research topic. In this way, student researchers will make an actual contribution to ongoing research, and will experience firsthand what is involved in doing research. A good level of independency is expected and thus it is recommended that students only choose PEERS when possessing a genuine interest in research.
- To further develop research skills starting from conceiving a research question and identifying correct methodology to answer it, to actually conducting the study, analysing data and reporting the results to scientific community.
- To emphasize the ability to identify and formulate academic problems.
- To become aware how various research methodologies provide answers and may initiate new ideas.
- To become acquainted with various aspects of research in general, such as journal clubs, publishing, and writing a research proposal.
- To reinforce the awareness of how academic work relates to the needs of society.
VSK3101 PEERS - Undergraduate Research I and VSK3102 PEERS - Undergraduate Research II
The PEERs project is preferably done during the second year (or the third year) of your study programme. PEERs should only be chosen by students with a high interest for research.
Project-specific literature will be used