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Master Thesis in Informatics. Guidelines

Olerup, Agneta LU (2013)
Abstract
A master-thesis means that students must demonstrate that they can formulate a research question. Furthermore they must design and conduct an investigation. The investigation and the findings from it must be reported according to standards and guidelines for academic and/or scholarly reports. There must be a chain of evidence starting with the research question and ending with the conclusions.



In a master-thesis (as any other academic report) there must be a research question. Literature, theories and previous investigations, which are appropriate and relevant for the research question, must be presented and reviewed. Based on literature and theories the relevant ones must be chosen, based on an assessment of the... (More)
A master-thesis means that students must demonstrate that they can formulate a research question. Furthermore they must design and conduct an investigation. The investigation and the findings from it must be reported according to standards and guidelines for academic and/or scholarly reports. There must be a chain of evidence starting with the research question and ending with the conclusions.



In a master-thesis (as any other academic report) there must be a research question. Literature, theories and previous investigations, which are appropriate and relevant for the research question, must be presented and reviewed. Based on literature and theories the relevant ones must be chosen, based on an assessment of the theories, which must result in a research (investigation) model. Methods to be used in conducting the investigation should be based on a motivated selection, which must be presented and argued in the master thesis.



It is important to present the literature and theories that have been used. There must be a connection with previous research and literature. So a master-thesis must have references, and references must be written according to the applicable guidelines.



The contents and layout of a master-thesis are essential to present and mediate the investigation and findings of the thesis in a solid and readable way. The chain of evidence must be clear through the whole master-thesis.



Teaching consists of a series of lectures, supervision and seminars. The seminars are intended to provide support during the process of conducting an investigation and writing a master-thesis. The process is concluded with pre-seminars and final seminars, where the master-thesis is presented and discussed, as well as assessed. During these seminars student-teams must review the master-theses of other student-teams. (Less)
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master thesis, design, layout, references, referencing, supervision, pre-seminar, final seminar, review, assessment criteria, chain of evidence
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75 pages
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Department of Informatics, Lund University
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English
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In a master-thesis (as any other academic report) there must be a research question. Literature, theories and previous investigations, which are appropriate and relevant for the research question, must be presented and reviewed. Based on literature and theories the relevant ones must be chosen, based on an assessment of the theories, which must result in a research (investigation) model. Methods to be used in conducting the investigation should be based on a motivated selection, which must be presented and argued in the master thesis.<br/><br>
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It is important to present the literature and theories that have been used. There must be a connection with previous research and literature. So a master-thesis must have references, and references must be written according to the applicable guidelines. <br/><br>
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The contents and layout of a master-thesis are essential to present and mediate the investigation and findings of the thesis in a solid and readable way. The chain of evidence must be clear through the whole master-thesis.<br/><br>
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Teaching consists of a series of lectures, supervision and seminars. The seminars are intended to provide support during the process of conducting an investigation and writing a master-thesis. The process is concluded with pre-seminars and final seminars, where the master-thesis is presented and discussed, as well as assessed. During these seminars student-teams must review the master-theses of other student-teams.},
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