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Research Seminar "Master Thesis Discussion"

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
2
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
2 year, 4 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is aimed on increasing students' awareness in their master dissertations development, and skills in time management. The course consists of an introductory class that focuses on certain issues related to research discussion, and a session for presentation of students' master thesis and getting a feedback.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The objective of this course is to help students prepare their master thesis for defense.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students are able to examine and critically appraise research methods and tools.
  • Students are able to plan and perform an independent research project.
  • Students are able to take the responsibility and persuade the audience in the efficiency and reasonability of your decisions. Students have to make a presentation of their PMT. In this presentation, students will have to justify their research question, their use of a given theory, their use of a given research method.
  • Students demonstrate a range of generic skills including information and time management, team and project work, computing and autonomous learning, digital skills. Planning and beginning to perform a research project requires students to develop a research question, gather data, choose appropriate research methods, and analyze these data, among other tasks.
  • Students demonstrate an innovative, open and ethical mindset. Planning and beginning to perform a research project requires an open and innovative mindset. For example, students have to develop a research question and identify the research method that is most appropriate for this research question.
  • Students demonstrate deep knowledge and critical understanding of theories, principles, concepts and methodologies.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Term Paper: Rules, Deadlines, Plan
  • Research Paper: Overview
  • Research Project: How to start?
  • Reading Articles
  • Research Project: Choosing Appropriate Research Method
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Outline of the preliminary master’s thesis (PMT)
  • non-blocking Final (written) version of the PMT
  • non-blocking Report on and presentation of another student’s PMT
  • non-blocking Oral defense of the PMT
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.7 * Final (written) version of the PMT + 0.3 * Report on and presentation of another student’s PMT
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Axelrod, B. N., & Windell, J. (2012). Dissertation Solutions : A Concise Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Surviving the Dissertation Process. Lanham, Md: R&L Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=522053
  • Kuada, J. E. (2012). Research Methodology : A Project Guide for University Students (Vol. 1st edition). Frederiksberg C [Denmark]: Samfundslitteratur Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=503632