Universität Wien FIND

150081 SE Research Seminar and Monitoring Class for the Master's and PhD Thesis (2018S)

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

NO CLASS ON MARCH 06. First class on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. But you have an assigned reading for that day, so please visit Moodle and download + read the materials.

Dienstag 06.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 13.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 20.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 10.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 17.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 24.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 08.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 15.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 29.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 05.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 12.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 19.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 26.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The seminar is an important step in guiding the preparation of an MA or PhD thesis in East Asian Economy and Society. It should thus only be attended in the third or fourth semester of the MA program, or at the beginning of the PhD program.
In the first part of the seminar, we will have an intense discussion of principal matters regarding the writing of academic papers and theses. This will, hopefully, constitute the structured recapitulation of existing knowledge. In the second part, we will apply these skills and approaches by discussing and grading previously written MA theses in EcoS. Simultaneously, we will discuss the participants’ own research projects. In particular, we will focus on finding an appropriate topic, research question, and methodology for the thesis. The seminar concludes with the preparation of a first outline and thus leads right into the preparation of the actual MA or PhD thesis.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Turabian essay: In the first part, students will be asked to read the first chapters of a book on academic writing, a total of about 140 pages. After this, students will write an essay (2,500 words) in which they discuss the contents of what they have read in relation to their own work and research projects. Please note that this will not be a summary, but rather a critical discussion. The essay must be submitted electronically 24 hours before class.
MA thesis grading exercise: In the second part, students will read and evaluate four actu-al MA theses that have been written as part of the EcoS program. Each thesis has to be graded numerically and verbally according to the EcoS standard (for details including a template see Moodle). The reports have to be submitted electronically 24 hours before class. During class, students will be asked to explain their evaluation.
Topic and research question: Beginning from the first unit of the seminar, students are required to think about a research topic, a research question, and a draft outline of their research project including methodology. The topic and research question (one paragraph) must be submitted via Moodle 24 hours before class.
MA thesis outline: An outline (see separate document) must be submitted electronically 24 hours before class.
The following rules apply to late submission: A delay in submission of up to 1 week will result in downgrading by one full grade. A delay in submission of up to 2 weeks will result in downgrading by two full grades, and so forth.
To adjust the workload, we will occasionally skip single units and allot this time to the preparation of the assignments. For details see the separate schedule.
Participation: Student participation in discussion is an integral part of this course. Regular participation is thus mandatory. The following rules apply: The final grade remains un-changed in the case of one absence. If you are absent for up to 2 times, the final grade will be reduced by one full grade. If you are absent for up to 3 times, the final grade will be reduced by two full grades, and so forth.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
Essay Turabian: 20%
Evaluation of MA Thesis 1: 10%
Evaluation of MA Thesis 2: 10%
Evaluation of MA Thesis 3: 10%
Evaluation of MA Thesis 4: 10%
Research topic, research question: 10%
Outline: 30%

Prüfungsstoff

see above

Literatur

Will be posted on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

WM5

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42