The main purpose of this seminar is to help you in the thesis writing process. The grading of the seminar is pass/fail. The course is mandatory in Master curriculum.
The seminar is equivalent with 5 ECTS, which means 133 hours of work. 30 hours of classes, 60 hours of weekly tasks and 43 hours for preparing the research plan, presentating it and being an opponent for one presentation.
The structure of the seminar aims to follow typical research process and is formulated as following: introduction, related research, methodology, results and discussion. We'll start with general discussions about research and science, explore different strategies for finding a proper thesis topic, and how to present them as an introduction. In related research section, we strengthen our skills related to literature review and memorise, how to write about previous research. Methodological part discusses about quantitative and qualitative research in general and focuses on different data gathering analysis techniques. We learn how to report our results effectively and, finally, how to discuss about our research in the terms of reliability, validity and implications.
We are going to use Slack for everything: questions, task returning, discussions, reviewing.
File formats and filename conventions
NO Google docs, Word, .tex, .txt you can work with any preferred software, but keep the returned file format consistent -> convert to PDF. Why? Because .pdf can be opened in the browser.
Weekly tasks are returned to Slack and Deadline is always Sunday 23:59!
Extra tasks are only for compensating missed classes without approved reason. e.g., becoming sick is a good reason, but having to work/sleep/play/eat is not. Extra tasks are usually related to the work we were doing in the class.