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In this module, students will draw together what they have learned so far: in order to develop their research plan for the MA thesis. In designing this research plan, they will apply and deepen the thematic, theoretical, and methodological knowledge and skills gained during previous modules. In addition, they will train methodological approaches complementing their research skills. Each of the ﬁve ﬁrst-semester modules emphasised a particular disciplinary and/or theoretical approach and a speciﬁc methodology in a problem oriented and interdisciplinary context. In this module, students will develop their own research project - deciding on a suitable topic, methodology, and relevant theory. The research plan will support them in connecting their own research questions and strategies to previous modules. Students will design this research plan in a step-by-step process, receiving input and guidance through lectures, tutorials, and workshops.
Developing a research plan for the MA thesis: this includes deciding on a suitable topic, methodology, and relevant theory; applying knowledge and skills gained during previous modules; expanding and deepening methodological knowledge and skills to support students’ work on their MA thesis.
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