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200083 SE Bachelorarbeit (2018W)

Klinische Psychologie

11.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

NB please note the updated schedule; there are only 5 plenary sessions. In the period from October to December obligatory meetings in smaller thesis groups will be held (dates to be arranged individually per group).
The following plenary meetings are scheduled:

Dienstag 02.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal G Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5, 2. Stock
Dienstag 08.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal G Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5, 2. Stock
Dienstag 15.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal G Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5, 2. Stock
Dienstag 22.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal G Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5, 2. Stock
Dienstag 29.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal G Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5, 2. Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Obtaining and applying the research skills to successfully write a scientific bachelor thesis, which either has the form of a detailed research proposal (Abstract, Introduction, Methods section) or a brief empirical paper (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion).
These skills include:
- Collecting and reading existing research literature on a topic and gaining an overview of the current knowledge status on this topic
- Conceptualizing and motivating a research question
- Developing a concrete research design to address the research question
- Writing clearly-structured, concise thesis sections in scientific research paper format
- Giving, receiving and implementing feedback from peers and course lecturer

The seminar is structured as follows:
1. Introductory session
Tuesday 02.10.2018 11.30-13.00 Hörsaal G
- Explanation of course outline/contents
- Formation of thesis groups of 4 persons (6-7 groups in total)

2. Group interim meetings and milestone meetings (mid October – mid December)
Each thesis group has six 40-minute „milestone meetings“ with the course lecturer (date & time slots to be arranged individually per group), in which a series of milestones are discussed, for each thesis/student individually.
In addition, the thesis groups meet before each milestone meeting (or more often, if desired). In these interim „pre-milestone“ meetings, the students discuss together what will be presented in the milestone meetings and provide each other with feedback. Students provide the course lecturer with brief (one-page) pre-milestone „meeting minutes“ in which they summarize, for each thesis, what was discussed and what feedback came up.
In the six milestone meetings, the following milestones are discussed:
1. Thesis topic: come up with a possible thesis topic, or two possible topics, and a brief motivation
2. Detailed research question: come up with a concrete and detailed research question, including a clear motivation, and a first literature list that contains at least 3 papers
3. Method plan I: come up with a brief method plan and receive feedback
4. Intoduction outline I: Come up a with logically-structured „bullet list“ outline of the thesis introduction (in hourglass form); receive feedback
5. Intoduction outline II: Present updated outline of thesis introduction
6. Method plan II: present updated method plan, in the form of a detailed outline of the thesis‘ methods section (in bullet-list form)
Milestone meetings also provide opportunities to discuss questions.
For students writing an empirical bachelor’s thesis (which includes data collection), the meetings will be structured differently to also cover data analysis and results/discussion sections of the thesis.

3. Presentations of thesis plans in plenatory sessions (8-10 minutes per student, 6-7 students per session)
• Tuesday 08.01.2019_11.30-13.00_Hörsaal G
• Tuesday 15.01.2019_11.30-13.00_Hörsaal G
• Tuesday 22.01.2019_11.30-13.00_Hörsaal G
• Tuesday 29.01.2019_11.30-13.00_Hörsaal G

4. Handing in of thesis (final date to be announced in first session)
The thesis has the following requirements:
- Research paper format
- Length: 6000-8000 words, excl. references

It is possible for students to write their thesis while abroad. In this case, they still have to be part of a thesis group and participate in the required meetings via skype.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The final grade will be composed as follows:
- 25% Active participation in interim and milestone meetings (quality of milestones provided, peer feedback, integration of peer feedback)
- 25% Oral presentation of thesis plan
- 50% Bachelor thesis

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

For participation in the seminar, participation in the preparatory seminar (Scientific Reading Seminar) by Jasminka Majdandzic is obligatory!
Further criteria:
- Participation in the milestone meetings and presentation sessions (max. 1 missed meeting allowed)
- Presentation of thesis plan in January
- Timely submission of bachelor thesis



Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:37