Academic Skills for Interdisciplinary Studies
Koen van der Gaast Laura Koenders Ger Post
Amsterdam University Press
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As an interdisciplinary student, you delve into theories and research methods from a whole range of disciplines. Academic skills are the tools that you can use to take in, develop, integrate and question knowledge. This guide provides specific instructions, tips and examples to help students develop these skills, both during and after their studies.
As academic education focuses on research, the empirical cycle forms a key theme of the book, including when discussing the following skills: - Searching for, critically reading and analysing scholarly texts - Formulating research questions - Making concepts measurable, qualitatively and quantitatively - Organizing literature and data - Analysing and formulating an argument - Academic writing - Collaborating - Reflecting - Presenting