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56564-01 - Seminar: Academic Writing: Composing a Psychology Publication 2 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Andreas Ledl (andreas.ledl@unibas.ch)
Stephan Meyer (stephan.meyer@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Participants in this practical course train drafting and/or revising a psychology text for publication. The course has a dual focus: participants develop their research writing competence in the process of producing written output. If authors enter the course with a first draft, they revise it so that they should have a submittable manuscript by the end of the semester. If they enter only with data or a concept, they should have a draft by the end of the semester.
The course follows the write – review – revise pattern. It supports participants by socializing the writing process: first, through collective text production in a writing group and, second, through regular struc-tured reviews and oral feedback by participants and the lecturer. It also supports participants by stag-ing the writing process over the semester. Participants examine samples and break them down into sections to understand the structures and language of each part. They produce and revise text in manageable sections in manuscript workshops and regular homework writing tasks, applying the in-sights they gain from these analyses to writing their own texts.
In addition, participants ensure that the different parts of the text form a sound argument in which theories, questions/hypothesis, methods, data and discussions are brought together in a coherent arch.
Lernziele Competence development: Participants develop their competence to write research for publication. They learn to identify the discourse features of psychology texts and to apply this knowledge in their own writing as well as their reviews of texts by other authors.

Product: Participants produce a draft or submittable manuscript consisting of distinctive parts that coalesce into a coherent and cohesive overall structure and whose language is convincing, clear and concise.
Literatur Selections from:
-American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual (7th edition). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
-Kail, R. V. (2018). Scientific writing for psychology: Lessons in clarity and style. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
-Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.). (2018). Guide to publishing in psychology journals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Bemerkungen Maximale Anzahl Studierende: 15.

The course is aimed at
— PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows in psychology who are taking initial steps in publication in English or who wish to further develop their writing competence and
— Master students who are writing a thesis or converting a thesis into a publication.

Language requirement
— Participants must master English at at least level C1 on the Common European Framework of
— First-language users of English will also benefit from the course and are welcome.


Teilnahmebedingungen Abgeschlossenes Bachelorstudium für Masterstudierende.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Die interne Anmeldefrist der Fakultät für Psychologie ist der 19. Januar 2020. Die Anmeldung erfolgt durch das Belegen via MOnA (Start: 1.1.20). Vom 20. Januar bis 2. Februar 2020 nehmen die Dozierenden die Einteilung in die Seminare vor und informieren die Studierenden entsprechend.
Bitte stornieren Sie Ihre MOnA-Belegung wieder, wenn Sie keinen Platz in einem Seminar erhalten haben.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
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Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 17.02.2020 – 29.05.2020

Mondays, 8:15-9:45.
Location: Multimedia-Room of the Language Center

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Module Doktorat Psychologie: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Psychologie)
Wahlbereich Master Psychologie: Empfehlungen (Masterstudium: Psychologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Participants should
— Submit satisfactory, peer-reviewed texts, totalling 1'500 to 6'000 words
— Review four texts by other course participants
— Read texts on academic writing and style
— Analyse the structure and language of published texts.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Fakultät für Psychologie, studiendekanat-psychologie@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fakultät für Psychologie