2016 Exercises in Research Literacy I

Font size  SML

Register update notification mail Add to favorite lecture list
Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Sahori Daisuke  Higa Kunihiko 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Course number
Academic year
Offered quarter
Syllabus updated
Lecture notes updated
Language used
Access Index

Course description and aims

Mainly through exercises, how to proceed with research, survey research literature, read research papers, and make presentation will be learned.
This course is mainly designed for students majored in Management of Technology who have no research experience. First, students are expected to learn what research is, and then they will gain some skills required for research including the critical reading skill.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. understand and explain what research is
2. conduct research literature survey
3. read research papers critically
4. make an effective presentation


research, literature survey, critical reading, presentation method

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures will be carried out interactively. Also two in-class exercises will be conducted, and a group work and a presentation will be required for students.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course introduction Understand the course objective, syllabus, groupwork, grading, etc.
Class 2 How to survey research literature (the use of library system) Be able to use the university library system
Class 3 Fundamental of research: what research is, values of research, types of research, etc. Understand the fundamental of research
Class 4 Exercise 1: understanding the fact-based conclusion Understand the fact-based analysis and conclusion
Class 5 Critical reading of research literature Be able to do critical reading of research literature
Class 6 Exercise 2: critical reading using two research papers Confirm that students can do critical reading by using research reports
Class 7 Effective presentation of research findings Understand the effective presentation of research findings
Class 8 Group presentation and discussion Be able to make an effective presentation


No textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials for the course will be available through OCWi

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance 40%, Groupwork 20%, Report 20%, Participation in discussion 20%

Related courses

  • TIM.D402 : Exercises in Research Literacy II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)


Page Top