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Master 2023/2024

Research Seminar "Academic Style in Science and Research"

Type: Compulsory course (Comparative Social Research)
Area of studies: Sociology
Delivered by: School of Sociology
When: 2 year, 1, 3, 4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Master’s programme: Comparative Soсial Research
Language: English
ECTS credits: 12
Contact hours: 72

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course on master thesis writing is designed to provide students with a thoughtful understanding of what are the main steps and procedures of social research and how they are linked to the different parts of master thesis.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • • To study various styles and formats of writing a MA CSR thesis. • To study various steps and chapterization styles in writing a MA CSR thesis. • To learn various formats, procedures, conceptual usage, and associated argumentation styles in writing a MA CSR thesis.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to conduct analysis according to research questing
  • be able to find and review papers on the subject of MA thesis
  • be able to interpret data and draw conclusions
  • know the basic principles of academic ethics
  • know the rules of writing master thesis
  • to be able to put forward correct research question and identify the novelty of the MA thesis
  • to be able to collect and describe data
  • Learning various styles and formats that enhance and shape MA CSR thesis writing styles and abilities
  • Learning ways of organizing a thesis in different chapterization styles and formats
  • Learning to apply various formats, procedures, concepts, and argumentation styles in thesis and paper writing
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Structure of the master thesis
  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Data and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusion
  • Visualization
  • How to Write a Good Master’s Thesis
  • Different styles of writing an Introduction, Literature review, and Conceptual framework
  • Various styles of Research questions, Hypotheses, and Conjectural statements
  • Organizing Research Methods, Data Analysis, Evaluation, and Conclusion
  • Recapitulation of the Lessons Learned
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework
  • non-blocking A 5-minute presentation with slides
  • non-blocking Chapter text
  • non-blocking Presentation
  • blocking Pre-defence
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.15 * Presentation + 0.15 * Chapter text + 0.7 * Pre-defence + 0 * Homework + 0 * A 5-minute presentation with slides
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Writing research papers from essay to research paper : student book, Zemach, D. E., 2011

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Writing research papers : a complete guide, Lester, J. D., 2012