Fall 2019 HC 431H: Research Treasures: Navigating Knowledge

Fall 2019-2020

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4.00 credits

  • CRN 12782: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ GSH 103

Navigating the accumulated body of scholarly knowledge, understanding how such knowledge is produced, apprehending the properties that distinguish it, and participating in the changing landscape of research and scholarship are crucial to academic success. This course embeds students in the sophisticated infrastructures that underpin scholarly knowledge production, distribution and use. Students learn best research practices (with a heavy emphasis on search and knowledge management using scholarly digital resources), learn about communication norms across disciplines, and design a focused project in their field of interest that yields as deliverables: (1) a large annotated bibliography; (2) a citation network and analysis; and (3) a final paper that critically analyzes a focused body of research literature using both a qualitative and quantitative methods.