At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :
Specific prerequisites for this course:
- General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
The student should have sufficient knowledge of the English language to comprehend the literature (related to his Master Thesis) needed for this project work. The student can also express the contents of this literature in Dutch or in English (for Erasmus students).
The student must be able to search for scientific literature (by using the search engines such as PubMed), to evaluate it and to write down and present the essence. These skills are acquired during the scriptie in Ba3.
The student should be able to use PowerPoint.
2. Learning outcomes
The most important aim is that after the project you got a clear picture
of how you will tackle your Master Thesis project and how to bring it to a
You know the current knowledge on your Master Thesis topic. You
can read in a critical way the literature and you can place your research in
the broader context of the thesis topic. You know what the specific contribution
of your Master Thesis will be.
You know exactly what you are going to investigate, you can formulate a
scientific hypothesis on this, you know exactly how you will investigate your
hypothesis, what results can be expected and how you'll analyze and interpret
3. Course contents
The project is a separate course that is linked to the master thesis.
It consists of 2 parts: a written component and an oral presentation.
The written section includes the "introduction to the master thesis
" and includes (1) the aim of the study of the master thesis, preferentially
formulated as a hypothesis (2) methods, including the number of experiments and
the statistical analysis (3) potential alternative research strategies (4)
state-of-the-art scientific literature on the subject. This is written down on
6 pages with the same format and requirements as the master thesis (see below).
This text will be submitted electronically in pdf format via the digital
mailbox on blackboard, Monday the 12th week of the semester.
The poster defence is a poster presentation of 5-10 min, followed by questions, in the 13th week.
The rules for the use of language are identical as for the master
4. Teaching method
Personal work: Assignments:IndividuallyPaper: Individually
5. Assessment method and criteria
Continuous assessment: Participation in classroom activities
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Study material
Literature related to the subject of the thesis is listed by the promotor and is collected by the student.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
7. Contact information
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