Thesis Preparation Seminar
level of course unit
second cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students are able to develop complex scientific propositions and compile research plans. This implies they are competent in both structure and content, as well as form and language at a high level and this accompanies the preparation of a research proposal and their related research questions and working hypotheses of the Master Thesis.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The creation of a research proposal and the formulation of a research question and of hypotheses.
recommended or required reading
Creswell, J.W. (2012). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Chossing Among Five Approaches. 3rd edition. Thousand Oaks et al: Sage.
Darlington, Yvonne / Scott, Dorothy (2002): Qualitative Research in Practice – Stories from the Field, Open University Press, Maidenhead / Philadelphia
Denzin, Norman K. / Lincoln, Yvonna S. (2000): Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2. Auflage, SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks / London / New Delhi
Flick, Uwe (2006): An Introduction to Qualitative Research, 3. Auflage, SAGE Publications, London / Thousand Oaks /New Delhi
Getz, D. (2012): Event Studies: Theory, Research and Policy for Planned Events. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Gill, J. & Johnson, P. (2010). Research Methods for Managers. 4th edition: London: Sage.
Madgalinski, T. (2013). Study Skills for Sports Studies. London: Routledge.
Rallis, S.F. & Rossman, G.B. (2012). New York: Guilford Press.
Rumsey, D.J. (2009). Statistics II for Dummies. Hoboken: Wiley.
Saukko, Paula (2006). Doing research in cultural studies: an introduction to classical and new methodological approaches. Sage Publications Ltd.
Spicer, J. (2004). Making Sense of Mulitvariate Data Analysis: An Intuitive Approach. Thousand Oaks et al.: Sage.
Yin, R.K. (2010). Qualitative Research from Start to Finish. New York: Guilford Press.
assessment methods and criteria
exposé (active participation)
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Claudia Stura
year of study
2nd year of study
recommended optional program components
course unit code
type of course unit
compulsory (seminar degree)
mode of delivery