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200187 SE Master's Thesis Seminar (A) (2020W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 20 participants
Language: German



Dates Prof. Laireiter:
The master thesis seminar of Prof. Laireiter will be held in hybrid mode with classroom teaching in the lecture hall and synchronized online transmission via BigBlueButton.

Dates Prof. Zemp:
This course is held in classroom teaching. In case of a lockdown we will switch to digital teaching.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Seminar Prof. Laireiter:
The Master Thesis Seminar is designed to accompany, supervise and support the preparation of the Master Theses in the steps of formulation of research questions and hypotheses, study and design planning, development of research methodology, planning and conducting the study, data analysis and presentation and completion of the Master Thesis in the research areas of clinical psychology, psychotherapy research and positive psychology. The general rules for master theses of the SPL of the faculty apply (https://ssc-psychologie.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/ssc_psychologie/Downloads/Masterstudium/Masterarbeit/Leitlinien_zur_Masterarbeit__2015-10-01.pdf). Acknowledgement of these rules is obligatory for participation in the seminar.

Seminar Prof. Zemp:
The Master Thesis Seminar is designed to support and supervise the planning, execution of studies and data analysis in the context of the Master Theses at the Department of Clinical Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence. The seminar is held in parallel to the preparation and writing of the master thesis. For detailed information on the topics, supervisors and the application process please refer to the attached link: https://kpkj-psy.univie.ac.at/studium/masterarbeitsbetreuung/
goals: Professional exchange between the Master's students and their supervisors; deepening of the scientific work within the Master's thesis; acquisition of knowledge regarding study planning and implementation; reflection of study results in the context of current research literature

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar Prof. Laireiter:
Ongoing active participation in the seminar; presentation of a concept and an evaluation and results talk; preparation of a written concept for the master's thesis; active feedback on the presentations of fellow students.

Seminar Prof. Zemp:
Presentation of the own master's thesis (planning presentation and results presentation); writing an exposé in the master's thesis seminar 1; active participation in the master's thesis project; participation in peer feedback on presentations by fellow students.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Seminar Prof. Laireiter:
Obligation to attend and active participation. Presentation of two papers on the concept and planning of the master study (1st semester) and the results of the study and their discussion (2nd semester). The presentation and the concept of the study are graded.

Seminar Prof. Zemp:
There is an 80% minimum attendance requirement. The presentations of the work in two consecutive semesters (1. planning presentation with concept presentation/exposé; 2. results presentation with results presentation and discussion of the findings) are graded. Furthermore, the ongoing active participation in the master thesis project is included in the assessment.

Examination topics

There is no exam. Accordingly, there is no examination material.

Reading list

American Psychological Association (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. The official guide to APA-style (7th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Bühner, M. & Ziegler, M. (2018). Statistik für Psychologen und Sozialwissenschaftler: Grundlagen und Umsetzung mit SPSS und R (Pearson Studium - Psychologie). München: Pearson Deutschland.
Field, A. (2014): Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll (4th ed.). London: Sage Publ.
Sedlmeier, P. & Renkewitz, F. (2018). Forschungsmethoden und Statistik für Psychologen und Sozialwissenschaftler (Pearson Studium - Psychologie) (3. Aufl.). München: Pearson Deutschland.


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