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Colloquium for the Master thesis

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The graduate / the student:
• knows how scientific reviews are conducted
• knows how to present results to a scientific community
• can critically question scientific findings

prerequisites and co-requisites

according to admission requirements

course contents

• Support of the students during the preparation of the Master thesis
• Presentation and discussion of the question/ hypothesis, structure of the Master thesis, scientific methodology and formal design of the Master thesis

recommended or required reading

Atteslander, P.; Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung (13. A.). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag; 2010
Bänsch, A.; Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten (11. A.). Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg; 2013
Mayring, P.; Die Praxis der Qualitativen Inhaltsanalyse (2. A.). Weinheim, Basel: Beltz Verlag; 2008
Theisen, M. R.; Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Technik - Methodik - Form (15. A.). Munich: Vahlen; 2011

assessment methods and criteria


language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) DI Dr. Martin Adam

year of study

2. study year

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable