851-0101-24L  Narrative Science - An Introduction

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
Periodicitynon-recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 25.


851-0101-24 SNarrative Science - An Introduction Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Does not take place this semester.
2 hrs

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AbstractThe seminar aims to provide an introduction to the fairly new research field of "narrative science" and explores the various roles that narratives take on within the research process.
ObjectiveStudents develop an understanding of the role of narratives in science and get to know the standard readings for the field "narrative science".
ContentIn the course of their activities, scientists often construct and rely upon narratives. For example: narratives involve ordering materials, an ordering that can be achieved in a variety of ways, be it visually, through diagrams, flowcharts, maps, and the like, or through prose. Or: narratives can also serve as a motivator to get scientists through the often boring and monotone parts of their work. In the seminar we learn what can be known by subjecting these uses of narratives, their authors, characters and events, to serious scrutiny in order to appreciate the logics and rationales by which scientists’ narratives work. The literature draws from fundamental theoretical readings as well as concrete case study papers.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersS. Baier
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places25 at the most
Waiting listuntil 06.10.2019

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History and Philosophy of Knowledge MasterSeminarsWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveScience ResearchWInformation