Research and Writing Skills
Full course description
This skill training module aims at preparing students for the writing of their final thesis. During the first two sessions, students will formulate and reformulate their research questions and link them to appropriate methods and theories. At the same time, they start working on a draft version of their research proposal for the dissertation. In week 3, students participate in a peer-review workshop, during which they critically evaluate each other’s research proposals and exchange in-depth feedback. At the end of the module, students hand in a research proposal. This research proposal will be assessed by the respective dissertation supervisor.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- formulate a research problem and question
- devise a research strategy and choose appropriate methods and
- theories to fit with the research question
- critically evaluate the research choices and strategies of your peers
- approach and plan a research project at MA level
- write a complete research proposal for a MA level thesis project
There are no pre-requisites for this module.
Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2003). The Craft of Research. Chicago [etc.]: University of Chicago Press.
Nygaard, L. (2015). Writing for Scholars: A Practical Guide to Making Sense & Being Heard. Sage.