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Course title Writing a Master's Thesis (BISS)
Course code EBS4040
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Pass / Fail
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 14-1-2020 25-1-2020 C
Level Advanced
Coordinator Nalan Bastürk
For more information: n.basturk@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
The objective of the skills training is to successfully start working on your master thesis and plan the road ahead so that we can assign a thesis supervisor to your thesis project. After having completed the skills training you should have a clear idea on:
* The research topic of your master thesis;
* The research question that you will investigate;
* The research approaches that you can use to collect/analyze data and/or to develop a decision making tool;
* The specific quantitative methods required to realize the research project.
Description
For this purpose, the skills training consists of two key elements:
1. Developing a research proposal. This can be done through literature and self-study or consultation with a potential thesis supervisor;
2. Lectures that provide you with more information about:
* Writing a master thesis in general, e.g., how can you find a topic, what is a typical structure of academic/industrial report, collecting data;
* Quality standards in academic/industrial report writing;
* Approaches in academic research, e.g., empirical studies and validation, modelling, simulations, proof techniques, policy/protocol development, algorithm design, complexity analysis, surveys;
* Ethics aspects and scientific integrity.
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Teaching methods PBL / Lecture / Coaching
Assessment methods Participation / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Intelligence and Smart Services Thesis