Universität Wien

150044 SE MA Colloquium (2022W)

15.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
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Wir werden schon zu Anfang intensiv an Ihrer Abschlussarbeit arbeiten, so dass Sie sich schon für einen Themenbereich Ihrer Arbeit entschieden haben müssen.

WICHTIG: DIE ABSTIMMUNG MIT DEM/DER BETREUER/IN MUSS VOR TEILNAHME AM KOLLOQUIUM ERFOLGT SEIN. SOLLTE KEIN/E BETREUER/IN VORHANDEN SEIN, IST DIE TEILNAHME NICHT MÖGLICH!!!

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English, Chinese

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 04.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 11.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 18.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 25.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 08.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 15.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 22.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 29.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 06.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 13.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 10.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 17.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 24.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Tuesday 31.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The Master's Colloquium aims to support students in identifying or fine-tuning a suitable research topic for a Master’s thesis, formulating research questions, selecting an appropriate methodology, theoretical apparatus, and source materials, and writing the thesis. It is also intended as a peer-support forum where participants assist each other in shaping the research process and critically review each other’s work-in-progress under the guidance of the course leader.

To attend the colloquium, participants must find a thesis supervisor with expertise that fits the envisioned research topic before or shortly after the start of the course. Participation is not possible without an agreed supervisor.

The core of the colloquium consists in the discussion of individual research projects. The colloquium is practically-oriented and student-focused, thus active participation is essential for the successful achievement of its learning outcomes. Participants are required to:
- give short presentations on aspects of their research (topic, rationale, key questions, sources, theories and methods, contributions, challenges and limitations, etc) in order to track progress and receive feedback regularly throughout the process of research design and implementation;
- consult and assess past examples of good practice (i.e.: recently completed Master’s theses on topics related to their own);
- submit and present a detailed research plan;
- undertake a peer review of another student’s work.

Participants in the early stages of the research and writing process submit an exposé based on the content of the presentations and taking into account feedback from the instructor and other course participants. Those who have already started the writing process submit a preliminary draft of the introductory chapter (as discussed during the course and with the master's thesis supervisor). These can be written in English or in German.

The research design is presented and discussed by another course participant (peer-reviewer) on the basis of the submitted exposé or chapter draft.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Attendance and active participation (maximum 2 absences) [10%]
- Presentations (with PPT) [30%]
- Research design (exposé or preliminary draft of introductory chapter) [40%]
- Peer-review [20%]

Each partial performance is assessed independently and included in the final grade according to the percentage breakdown.

Deadlines:

- PPT of presentations: 2 days before the presentation date
- Research design (written exposé or draft chapter): 7 days before the presentation date
- Peer review: on the presentation date

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Registration for the master’s thesis
- Regular (= max. 2 absences) and active (= fulfilling all partial requirements) participation
- Fulfilment of all partial tasks
- Submission of research design and positive grading

All tasks must be submitted in PDF format via Moodle with the following file name: Last name_partial performance.pdf (e.g. Smith_PPT1.pdf; Smith_PPT2.pdf; Smith_ResearchDesign.pdf).

The deadlines for each partial task (presentations, research design, peer review) are binding.
Each day of delay will incur a deduction of one grade.
A two-week delay will result in an unsatisfactory (5) grade for the partial task.

Examination topics

n/a

Reading list

Gournelos, Ted. Doing Academic Research : A Practical Guide to Research Methods and Analysis. London and New York: Routledge, 2019.

Eco, Umberto. How to Write a Thesis. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2015.

Eco, Umberto. Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeit schreibt. 14. unv. Aufl., 2020.

Hammond, Michael, and Wellington, Jerry. Research Methods: The Key Concepts. London and New York: Routledge, 2013.

Jain, Surbhi. Research Methodology in Arts, Science and Humanities. Oakville, ON: Society Publishing, 2019.

Bryman, Alan. Social Research Methods. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Pickering, Michael. Research Methods for Cultural Studies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.

Association in the course directory

X 491/492

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