Research and Writing III: Thesis Proposal Presentation
Full course description
This skill training builds on Research and Writing I and II and aims at preparing students for the writing of their final thesis. During the first two sessions, students will revisit and reformulate their problem statements and research questions and further develop links to appropriate methods and theories. At the same time, they start working on a draft version of their research proposal for the thesis. In week 4, students present their work-in-progress and critically evaluate each other’s research proposals. Feedback on the presentation should be used to finalize the thesis proposal which is due in the second week of Period 5. The thesis proposal will be assessed by the respective thesis supervisor (to be assigned by the thesis coordinator).
At the end of the course, you are able to
formulate a research problem and question on the topic of your specialization;
devise a research strategy and choose appropriate methods and theories to fit with the research question;
approach and plan a thesis research project at MA level;
present and write a complete research proposal for a MA level thesis project.
Research and Writing I & II
Nygaard, L. (2015). Writing for Scholars: A Practical Guide to Making Sense & Being Heard. Sage.
Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2003).The Craft of Research. University of Chicago Press