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220083 SE SE Master Seminar (2018W)

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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 16.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 23.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 30.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 06.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 13.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 20.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 27.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 04.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 11.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 08.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 22.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 29.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 12, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course should help and accompany you with the composition of your master thesis concept. Wewill cover all parts of a research concept including research question, choosing the “correct”theoretical frame and methodological approach, handling literature on a state of the art level of research, structure and design of research and last but not least communicating it. There is no topic limitation on your master thesis. At the end of this course you should have a master thesis concept ready to be presented to a potential supervisor.
This seminar isn’t about a fixed working program you have to fulfill. The course units should be on the one hand a refresher course on the skills you have learned during your study: Doing communication research on your own. On the other hand, it should help you to focus on a research topic, to acquire state of the art knowledge on this topic, to identify a research gap on this topic, to draft a research design, narrow enough to be done in about 6 months, and to write a concept, so you can acquire a supervisor for further steps.
In order to provide students with assistance for their master thesis concept, the following topics will be discussed in class: Choosing a Research Topic / Finding the Research Gap Research Resources & Reference Software Theory Building - Creativity - Theoretical Frames “Correct” Methods (qualitative vs. quantitative) Research Design – Operationalization Academic Language / Presenting at Conferences Academic Publishing & Peer Review Process Ethics in Academic Research

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be based on the following course requirements:
Research Idea: 5%
Literature Review: 15%
Concept Presentation: 15%
Written Concept: 60%
Participation: 5%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The grading scheme reads as follows
A = 1 (Very Good): 87 - 100%
B = 2 (Good): 75 - 86,99%
C = 3 (Satisfactory): 63 - 74,99%
D = 4 (Enough): 50 - 62,99%
F = 5 (Not Enough): 00 - 49,99%

Examination topics

Reading list

Recommended Readings
American Psychological Association (2009): Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: APA.
Hayes, Andrew F. (2005). Statistical methods for communication science. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Creswell, John W. (2013). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Creswell, John W. (2015). A concise introduction to mixed methods research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Eco, U. (2005). Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlußarbeit schreibt. Wien: facultas wuv UTB.
Karmasin, M. & Ribing, R. (2010). Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten: Ein Leitfaden für Seminararbeiten, Bachelor-, Master- und Magisterarbeiten, Diplomarbeiten und Dissertationen. Wien: facultas wuv UTB

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