Communication in Research and Development

Subject description

Public speaking, time constraints and the audience, collection and selection of data and information, determination of the main message, selecting of evidence, preparation of presentation and handouts, speech preparation, performance and critical evaluation of the presentation, answering questions, writing summary, the purpose and structure of the summary, poster as a form of communication and its critical evaluation, structure and design of a poster, structure of an article and basic rules of writing articles, illustrations in scientific and technical literature. Rules and guidelines for writing a diploma and preparing a defence.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Developing communication skills. General competencies that will be developed:

– communication skills,

– the ability of argumentative defense of own views and consideration of the views of others,

– ability to use knowledge and skills in practice.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, practical work, individual work, home work, preparation and presentation of seminars, examples, presenting, recording, analysis

Expected study results

To select appropriate communication method (writing or oral) with respect to target audience;

To use and prepare presentation (written and verbal using visual aids)M

To consider and understand how others perceive and understand my writing and my presentation;

To be able to critically evaluate others work.

Basic sources and literature

  1. Blicq, R.S., Moretto, L.A., Writing Reports to Get Results, IEEE Press, 1995.
  2. Markel, M., Writing in the Technical Filelds, IEEE Press, 1994.
  3. Rugg, G., Petre, M., The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research, Open University Press, The McGraw-Hill Education, 2004.

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