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Thesis Proposal and Thesis

Thesis Proposal 4 EC (Semester 1, period 3) ; THESIS 22-28 EC (Semester 2)

Research Projects

An important objective in the Research Master Psychology is to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for performing scientific research in Psychology. The goal of the research projects is to provide students with an opportunity to acquire practical experience in carrying out scientific research (including problem definition, making research designs and reporting), and to learn to work independently.

Research Thesis Propsal  

Objectives Research Thesis Proposal

The objectives of the research thesis proposal are

  1.  to give a clear and concise overview of previous research that leads logically to the research hypotheses
  2. to design an experiment that offers the opportunity to investigate these hypotheses in an unequivocal manner
  3. to propose statistical procedures to test these hypotheses in a reliable way.

 

Summary

Students discuss their research topic with their supervisor and present their topic on the obligatory proposal meeting. They write their proposal and revise it according to the feedback provided by the supervisor. On 28 February at latest, they submit their proposal with two peer reviews and a statement that the project has been approved by the Ethics Committee. The Thesis Committee provides feedback and gives suggestions for revising the proposal if necessary. The Thesis proposal has to be approved and graded by the Thesis Committee prior to the data-collection

 

Teaching format

Individual supervision by a staff member elegible as Research Master’s supervisor , one obligatory proposal meeting, feedback from Thesis Committee

 

Assessment

The Thesis committee assesses the quality of the proposal. and gives suggestions for revising the proposal if necessary : 2/3 of the grade is based on the first draft, 1/3 is based on the revised version (if applicable).

 

Deadlines 

Thesis Contract
Thursday 20-12-2018     17.00 hrs.

Thesis proposal:

Thursday 28 February 2019           17.00 hrs.

 

Students should aim at completion of the whole research thesis project before July 1st.

Meetings

Thesis Kickoff meeting:         Thursday 1-11-2018 17.00-19.00 hrs.

Thesis Proposal meeting:    Thursday 31-01-2018 11.00-13.00 hrs

 

Special Conditions

The thesis proposal has to be approved and graded by the Thesis Committee prior to the data-collection.

 

Research Thesis 

Teaching format Thesis

Individual supervision by a staff member who is elegible as Research Master’s supervisor 

Objectives Research Thesis

Objectives for the Research Thesis:

  • Students should develop their own research question(s). 
  • The student has final responsibility for answering the research question(s). 
  • The project should cover the full empirical cycle. 
  • The thesis proposal has to be approved and graded by the Thesis Committee prior to the data-collection. 
  • The research has to be reported in the form of a publishable journal article in a relevant journal. 

Assessment 

  • Thesis report in the form of publishable journal article 
  • Individual Thesis presentation 
  • Poster presentation at Graduate Conference 

Deadline Thesis Final report

Students should aim at completion of the project before:

Juli 1st 2018

Contract Thesis Thesis Proposal Form Peer Review Format Thesis Proposal Review Form Assessment Form Thesis Kick off Thesis