Building on the Recruitment Program of High-end Foreign Experts initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Public Administration Research Writing Workshops was launched in Public Administration Systems Engineering Laboratory & Smart Learning Center, Beihang University on November 10. Delivered by Prof. Su Xuhong from the the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina, the first course attracted more than 120 Ph.D. students, postgraduates and teachers.
The Research Writing Workshops mainly focuses on the training in Social Science Research Methods, aiming to cultivate students’ logic and critical thinking and to promote their ability in paper writing and publishing. The courses cover the whole process of publishing an academic paper with topics including topic selection, theory construction, research methods, and so on.
This week, Prof. Su explained the process of topic selection with rich example. Students were all actively engaged in the class and interacted frequently with Prof. Su. In the next five week, the workshops will focus on more topics like writing a research plan, writing a literature review, data description and analysis, and so on.
Public Administration Systems Engineering Laboratory & Smart Learning Center supports teacher and student learning and research activities with collaborative experiments and intelligent teaching environment. Since the learning center was put into use, the Public Administration Research Writing Workshops is the first online academic activity conducted in the learning center. It is of great significance to the academic exchange in the university and the cultivation of students’ academic ability.
Reported by Zhang Tongyu
Reviewed by Wang Qiquan
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Zhuoyang