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Generic skills in software engineering master thesis projects: towards rubric-based evaluation

Feldt, Robert; Höst, Martin LU and Lüders, Frank (2009) 22nd IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T'09) In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
There has been much recent interest in how to help students in higher education develop their

generic skills, especially since this is a focus of the Bologna process that aims to standardize European

higher education. However, even though the Master thesis is the final and often crucial part of a

graduate degree and requires many generic skills very little research has directly focused on them.

In particular, there is a lack of such knowledge for engineering education programs. In this paper we present results from a survey where we asked 23 students from three different Swedish universities about which generic skills are needed and developed in a Master thesis project in Software Engineering. One... (More)
There has been much recent interest in how to help students in higher education develop their

generic skills, especially since this is a focus of the Bologna process that aims to standardize European

higher education. However, even though the Master thesis is the final and often crucial part of a

graduate degree and requires many generic skills very little research has directly focused on them.

In particular, there is a lack of such knowledge for engineering education programs. In this paper we present results from a survey where we asked 23 students from three different Swedish universities about which generic skills are needed and developed in a Master thesis project in Software Engineering. One outcome of our analysis is that there is a lack of understanding on how to define, and thus examine, generic skills in software engineering thesis projects. (Less)
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generic skills, especially since this is a focus of the Bologna process that aims to standardize European <br/><br>
higher education. However, even though the Master thesis is the final and often crucial part of a <br/><br>
graduate degree and requires many generic skills very little research has directly focused on them. <br/><br>
In particular, there is a lack of such knowledge for engineering education programs. In this paper we present results from a survey where we asked 23 students from three different Swedish universities about which generic skills are needed and developed in a Master thesis project in Software Engineering. One outcome of our analysis is that there is a lack of understanding on how to define, and thus examine, generic skills in software engineering thesis projects.},
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  title        = {Generic skills in software engineering master thesis projects: towards rubric-based evaluation},
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