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Research Methodology

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho nº 9982/2016 - 05/08/2016

5.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP + 3,0 OT

- António João de Carvalho da Cruz

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1. Tdentify the role of research in Conservation and Restoration
2. Identify the characteristics of technical-scientific literature
2.1 Identify the different types of publications
2.2 Identify the technical and scientific literature relevant to C&R
3. Perform literature searches
3.1. Identify and make adequate use of digital resources
3.2. Select the most appropriate publications
3.3. Obtain the publications in digital format
4. Prepare adequately technical and scientific documents
4.1. Defining the structure
4.2. Organize the information
4.3. Use appropriate written language
4.4. Apply bibliographic systems and standards
4.5. Prepare tables and figures
4.6. Pagination of documents
5. Use the word processor properly

1. Research in Conservation and Restoration
1.1 What is research?
1.2 Importance and contexts of research in C&R
1.3 The C&R intervention as research
1.4 Research programs in C&R
1.5. The importance of reading and writing
1.6. The importance of publishing in C&R
2. Bibliographic research
2.1. What to look for?
2.1.1. The technical-scientific literature
2.1.2. The publications of Sciences and Humanities
2.1.3. The C&R in the context of publishing
2.1.4. The scientific article
2.2. How to search?
2.2.1. Traditional search and search in digital environment
2.2.2 Bibliographic databases
2.2.3. Search engines
2.2.4. Bibliographic search through citations
2.3. How to obtain the bibliography in digital format and how to identify it?
2.3.1. Access through publishers
2.3.2. Institutional repositories and homepages
2.3.3. Digitization projects and virtual libraries
2.3.4. Identification elements of digital publications
3. Technical and scientific writing
3.1. General document structure
3.1.1. Types of documents
3.1.2. Scientific article: Sciences versus Humanities
3.1.3. Scientific paper: experimental paper structure
3.1.4. Scientific paper: review article
3.1.5. Dissertation and thesis
3.1.6. Internship report
3.1.7. Intervention proposal and report
3.1.8. Curriculum vitae
3.2. Elements of a document
3.2.1. Pre-textual part
3.2.2. Textual part
3.2.3. Post-textual part
3.3. Style
3.3.1. The academic styles
3.3.2. Technical and scientific style and international literature
3.3.3. Text organization
3.3.4. Text support
3.3.5. Choice of words
3.3.6 Technical systems, standards and conventions
3.3.7. Grammatical aspects
4. Bibliographic references
4.1. Importance of bibliographic references
4.2. Systems for bibliographic references
4.3. Main standards of bibliographic formatting
4.4. Portuguese standard NP 405
4.5. Bibliographic reference management software
5. Tables and figures
5.1. Use of tables and figures
5.2. Structure of tables
5.3. Information obtained in image form (photographs)
5.4. Information obtained in numerical form (graphs).
5.5. Representations of the structural nature of information (diagrams)
5.6. Representations of information with spatial resolution (maps)
5.7. Simplified representations (schemes)
6. Preparation of documents in digital format
6.1 Digital formats of technical-scientific documents
6.2. General rules of pagination
6.3. Document assembly
7. Use of Word
7.1. General rules
7.2. Styles
7.3. Automatic numbering of sequences
7.4. Bookmarks and cross-references
7.5. Indexes
7.6. Bibliographic references
7.7. Insertion of figures and tables
7.8. Revision tools

Evaluation Methodology
Unless special cases, duly justified, the theoretical-practical classes are compulsory.
The assessment is made through a TP component (exercises performed in TP classes or at home) (50 %) and a T component (literature review article, on a subject of the student's choice, to be delivered during the frequency period or examination periods) (50 %). There is exemption from examination or approval when both components have a mark of 10 or more points.
In special cases, duly justified, the assessment is made only through the theoretical component, and a minimum score of 10 marks is required in this component to be exempted from exam or for approval.

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- Research as an integral part of conservation- restoration education.(2017, 0 de ---). CeROArt,

Teaching Method
1. Theoretical lessons of expositive nature
2. Theoretical-practical classes with discussion of common problems
3. Realization of application exercises
4. Preparation of a review article on a free theme to be delivered during the assessment periods

Software used in class
Not applicable




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