Critical evaluation of research articles from microwave engineering to terahertz science I

Om kursen

The course is based on active participation in dialogue seminars, where experience and tacit knowledge are shared among the participants.
By reflecting on others research, the purpose is to become aware of high-quality research and be better equipped to apply sound research practices. The participants will analyse an article concerning novelty, context, impact, claims support, reproducibility, clarity, structure and language style. The topics can vary from basic science to applied technology, preferably related to applications in the microwave, millimeter wave and terahertz parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.
In summary, each participant will gain experience in scholarly peer review and have the opportunity to learn about the current research frontier outside their scientific topic.

Mer information


  • Scientific and technical papers as proposed by the discussion leader.
  • Alan F. Chalmers, What is this thing called science? 4th ed.
  • M. Alley, The Craft of Scientific Writing. 4th ed. 2018.
  • The CARS model (create a research space) by John M. Swales.
  • A couple of well-written articles (good examples) will be provided.


Professor Jan Stake (Examiner, coordinator), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Lab. Docent Josip Vukusic (Coordinator), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Lab. Docent Helena Rodilla, Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Lab. Docent Andrei Vorobiev, Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Lab. Professor Jan Grahn, Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Lab.