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Research Seminar "Problems of Scientific Research in Art and Culture"

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
1 year, 3, 4 module


Course Syllabus


Научный семинар является активной формой обучения профессиональным компетенциям, проводится на регулярной основе, к работе в семинаре привлекаются ведущие исследователи и специалисты-практики. Дисциплина призвана обеспечить развитие у магистрантов базовых представлений о принципах и методах научного исследования в выбранной сфере научной и практической деятельности – индустрии гостеприимства и туризма.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills of scientific paper development. The focus of the course is the research process, from choosing a research topic, finding own research niche, posing a research question, developing a literature review and understanding the place of the research in modern scientific discussion, developing a theoretical framework, forming and arguing research design, results and discussion.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to apply classical research methods
  • be able to apply digital research methods
  • be able to conduct bibliometric analysis
  • Be able to conduct scientific research
  • be able to critically and argumentatively analyze scientific research
  • be able to develop the logic of research and be able to argue all parts of the research
  • be able to present the results of their research, answer the questions of reviewers and argue the proposed ideas
  • Know and be able to build a research design
  • to be able to define research niche and select relevant literature
  • to be able to use scientific citation databases
  • to have skills of drawing results, conclusions, provide discussion
  • to know how to choose appropriate research methods
  • to know how to pose a research question
  • Understand how to conduct literature review
  • Understand how to conduct theoretical framework and present it
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to scientific knowledge, scientific institutes, criteria of scientific knowledge
  • Scientific citation databases (Scopus, Web of Science)
  • Bibliometric analysis: constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks using VOSviewer
  • Structure of a scientific and academic paper: introduction and theoretical framework
  • Defense of the theoretical framework
  • Methodology and methods
  • Results and conclusion
  • Classical methods: survey, interview, focus group, observation
  • Digital methods: text mining and social network analysis tools
  • Defense of the methodology & Peer-review
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework 1: Scientific literature analysis
    The main aim of the assignment is to immerse students in their area of ​​study, to give an understanding of the state of art in the field. Students are asked to complete the template by selecting at least 50 papers for their research. According to the template, each paper should be analyzed and the related sections of the template should be filled in - author, year, title, research question, methods, results, main conclusions, directions of future research.
  • non-blocking Homework 2: Analysis of research methods
    The main goal of homework is to get understanding of research methods. Students should complete the template. Students find at least 5 papers with qualitative methods and 5 papers with quantitative methods of research. For each paper, it is necessary to analyze what methods were applied, what is connection of methods with the research question, what is the argumentation of the methods, what are the advantages and limitations of the methods
  • non-blocking Theoretical framework defense
    Theoretical framework is the defense of the theoretical framework of students topic based on the scientific literature.
  • non-blocking Peer-review
    The students prepare a peer review of the research created by a fellow students.
  • non-blocking Midterm test
    It is a written test with closed questions, taken either in person in class or distantly through LMS or MS Teams. The test focuses on the material discussed in class. To prepare for it, students should attend lectures and seminars and be acquainted with all course materials.
  • non-blocking Methodology defense
    Students prepare a text and presentation including a theoretical framework (developed from the previous defense), research design and methodology, methods of data collection and analysis, as well as preliminary or planned results and conclusion.
  • non-blocking Final Test
    It is a written test with closed and/or open questions, taken either in person in class or distantly through LMS or MS Teams. The test focuses on the material discussed in class. To prepare for it, students should attend lectures and seminars and be acquainted with all course materials.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.25 * Final Test + 0.05 * Homework 1: Scientific literature analysis + 0.05 * Homework 2: Analysis of research methods + 0.2 * Methodology defense + 0.15 * Midterm test + 0.1 * Peer-review + 0.2 * Theoretical framework defense


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Calhoun, C. J. (2010). Robert K. Merton : Sociology of Science and Sociology As Science. New York: Columbia University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=384868
  • Gáliková, S. (2016). Academic Writing : Selected Topics in Writing an Academic Paper. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1235840
  • Lancaster, G. (2005). Research Methods in Management. Amsterdam: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=195596
  • Silge, J., & Robinson, D. (2017). Text Mining with R : A Tidy Approach (Vol. First edition). Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1533983

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Aghaei Chadegani, A., Salehi, H., Md Yunus, M., Farhadi, H., Fooladi, M., Farhadi, M., & Ale Ebrahim, N. (2013). A Comparison between Two Main Academic Literature Collections: Web of Science and Scopus Databases. MPRA Paper.
  • Eck, N. J. P. (Nees J. van, & Waltman, L. (Ludo). (2010). Software survey: VOSviewer, a computer program for bibliometric mapping. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.3AC7DCD5
  • Green, B. N., Johnson, C. D., & Adams, A. (2006). Writing narrative literature reviews for peer-reviewed journals: secrets of the trade. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.86A0B01A
  • Martín-Martín, A., Orduna-Malea, E., Thelwall, M., & López-Cózar, E. D. (2018). Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus: a systematic comparison of citations in 252 subject categories. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2018.09.002
  • Munzert, S. (2014). Automated Data Collection with R : A Practical Guide to Web Scraping and Text Mining. HobokenChichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=878670
  • Reybold, L. E. (2009). Theoretical Frameworks in Qualitative Research. Adult Education Quarterly, 59(3), 267–269. https://doi.org/10.1177/0741713609332386
  • Saris, W. E. (2014). Design, Evaluation, and Analysis of Questionnaires for Survey Research (Vol. Second Edition). Hoboken: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=691292
  • The sociology of science : theoretical and empirical investigations, Merton, R. K., 1973
  • Young, S. M. (1999). Field Research Methods in Management Accounting. Accounting Horizons, 13(1), 76–84. https://doi.org/10.2308/acch.1999.13.1.76
  • Радаев, В. В. (2013). How to write an academic paper ; Как написать академический текст. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.E43119D2