193.153 Literature seminar for doctoral students
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to search for and analyze scientific literature suitable for the dissertation and prepare it for publication.

Upon completing the course, students will learn how to effectively find and critically examine scientific literature relevant to their dissertation. They will be able to identify important research articles, understand and integrate their findings, and judge the reliability and importance of these sources for their own work. Additionally, students will gain skills in preparing their research for publication. This includes organizing their findings according to academic standards, following ethical guidelines for reporting and citing sources, and clearly presenting their research to the academic community. These abilities improve their dissertation quality and prepare them to contribute meaningful insights to their field.

Subject of course

Individual search, analysis and preparation of scientific literature

Teaching methods

  1. Critical Analysis: These sessions focus on developing students' skills in critically reading and assessing scientific literature. Topics may include identifying research gaps, evaluating methodology and results, and understanding the impact of research findings in the field.

  2. Writing and Publication: Dedicated sessions that guide students through the process of writing academic papers. This includes structuring an article, adhering to publication ethics, referencing styles, and the peer review process. Special attention is given to writing abstracts, introductions, methodology, results, and discussion sections.

  3. Peer Review: Students participate in mock peer review processes, where they critique and provide feedback on each other’s work. This exercise not only hones their analytical skills but also familiarizes them with the peer review process, a cornerstone of academic publishing.

  4. Research Proposal: Students are guided through the process of developing their research proposals, which includes defining research questions, outlining objectives, and proposing methodologies. This step is crucial for structuring their literature search and analysis efforts around a coherent thesis.

  5. Ethics in Research and Publishing: Incorporating discussions and case studies on ethical considerations in research and publishing, including plagiarism, data fabrication, and citation ethics. Understanding these ethical considerations is vital for maintaining the integrity of scholarly work.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

Active participation at the seminar

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.03.2024 16:00



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