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350070 SE MSD.I - Specialisation seminar master thesis (2021S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 35 - Sportwissenschaft
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 served).


max. 30 participants
Language: German



Mondays 16:45-17:30; ONLINE.


Aims, contents and method of the course

IMPORTANT: To sign up, you should already have a master topic (and a supervisor) AND/OR have previously completed an MSC research seminar. Being enrolled in the class does not automatically mean that you will complete your master thesis at the Division of Sport Psychology. To write your thesis in our Lab, pls. follow the instructions on our webpage: https://institut-schmelz.univie.ac.at/abteilungen/sportsoziologie-und-psychologie/sportpsychologie/studium/master/

Based on the stage of your thesis, you will get support in either (a) finding a master topic and developing a research question; or (b) elaborating a research design and collecting data; or (c) analyzing data and presenting results. The aim of the seminar is to help complete the thesis and prepare for master exam. The format of the seminar combines group sessions (40%), and individual supervisions and work assignments (60%). All sessions will take place Mondays (16:45-17:30) online or in the Sport Psychology Lab (USZ II, 1st floor).

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular and continuous participation, presentation of own work, and accomplishment of work packages related to master thesis.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance, active participation and presentation (35%), and a thesis proposal (65%).
1 = 100% - 88%
2 = 87% - 76%
3 = 75% - 64%
4 = 63% - 51%
5 = 50% and less

Examination topics

Theoretical background of the master thesis. Literature search has to be performed by each student individually.

Reading list

Bem, D. J. (2003). Writing the empirical journal article. In J. M. Darley, M. P. Zanna, & H. L. Roediger (Eds), The complete academic: A practical guide for the beginning social scientist (2nd edition). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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