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Term Paper and Master's Thesis

Term Paper

The Term Paper is submitted during the 1st year of studies and should be accomplished in according with Regulations for Term Papers and Theses Prepared by Students of the Bachelor’s, Specialist and Master’s Level at National Research University Higher School of Economics, alleged by Academic Council of HSE and by Guidelines for Term Papers and Master`s Theses of the Master`s Programme “Applied Statistics with Network Analysis”

Guidelines for Term Papers and Master`s Theses 

 

HSE Regulations for Term Papers and Theses

 
Term Paper schedule for the students of the Master’s Programme 'Applied Statistics
with Network Analysis' in 2018/2019

Stage

Parties involved in the thesis preparation

Deadline

1.     

Publishing information about topics and supervisors, the guidelines and deadlines on the programme’s website
Topics for Term Papers 2018-2019

Programme Academic Council / Programme Office

September 15, 2018

2.     

Collecting proposed topics for student Term Papers

Student / Departments / Academic supervisor

October 15, 2018

3.     

Discussion of the topics of Term Papers

Student / Programme Academic supervisor / Programme Academic Council

October 29, 2018

4.     

Students fill in a request to assign them a topic and an academic supervisor, upon the proposed academic supervisor’s approval and the Programme Office collects the requests (the copy of the topic is sent via e-mail to the manager of the Programme)
Application for the Approval of the Term Paper Topic

Students / Programme Academic supervisor / Programme Office

November 12, 2018

5.     

First draft of the Term Paper submission to the Academic Supervisor

Students / Academic Supervisor

December 01, 2018

6.     

Final assignment of the Term Paper topics(made by Programme Academic supervisor)

Programme Office / Programme Academic supervisor

December 15, 2018

7.     

Preliminary defense of Term Paper(during the Research seminar)

Students / Academic supervisor

March 01, 2019

8.     

Finalized Term Paper submission to the academic supervisor of the Term Paper

Students / Academic supervisor

April 01, 2019

9.     

Change of the Academic Supervisor of the Term Paper(if it is needed) (request with the signatures of the previous and new supervisor is submitted to the Programme Office)

Application for the Master’s Thesis Supervisor Change

Students / Academic supervisor / Programme Academic supervisor / Programme Office

April 10, 2019

10.  

Change / Refinement of the Term Paper Topic (the topic is assigned by the Programme Academic supervisor), (the request signed by Academic supervisor is submitted to the Programme Office) Application for the Term Paper Topic Change

Students/ Academic supervisor / Programme Academic supervisor / Programme Office

May 13, 2019

11.  

Finalized Term Paper LMS submission

Student

June 10, 2019

12.  

Submission of the final version of the paper with the results of plagiarism check

Students / Academic supervisor

June 10, 2019

13.  

Reviewing of the Term Paper

Students / Academic supervisor

June 17, 2019

14.  

Academic supervisor’s evaluation of the Term Paper

Academic supervisor

June 17, 2019

15.  

Deadlines for submission of the final version of the Term Paper and related documents to the Programme Office:

1. Printed version of the paper with Cover Page Sample and Students / Academic supervisor signatures

Term Paper Cover Page Sample 


 

2. Academic supervisor’s feedback (original);

Form of academic supervisor review on the Term Paper

 

 3. Confirmation list from the Antiplagiat system (plagiarism check) with the abstract in Russian and in English (with Student`s signature)

Student / Programme Office

June 17 – 24, 2019


Master's Thesis

The Master`s Thesis is submitted during the 2nd year of studies and should be accomplished in according with Regulations for Term Papers and Theses Prepared by Students of the Bachelor’s, Specialist and Master’s Level at National Research University Higher School of Economics, alleged by Academic Council of HSE and by Guidelines for Term Papers and Master`s Theses of the Master`s Programme “Applied Statistics with Network Analysis”

Guidelines for Term Papers and Master`s Theses

 


Master`s Thesis schedule for the students of the Master’s Programme 'Applied Statistics with Network Analysis' in 2018/2019

 

Stage

Parties involved in the thesis preparation

Deadline

1.   

Publishing information about topics and supervisors, the Guidelines and deadlines on the programme’s website
Topics for Master Thesis 2018-2019

 

Programme Academic Council / Programme Office

September 15, 2018

2.   

Collecting proposed topics for student theses

Student / Departments / Programme Academic supervisor

October 15, 2018

3.   

Discussion of the topics, drawing up the final list of topics recommended to students

Student / Programme Academic supervisor / Programme Office

October 29, 2018

4.     

Deadline for choosing the thesis topic by the student(request with the signature of the Academic supervisor is submitted to the Programme Office, the topic of the paper in English and in Russian is sent by e-mail to the Programme Manager)
Application for the Approval of the Master‘s Thesis Topic

Students / Academic Supervisor / Programme Academic supervisor / Programme Office

November 01, 2018

5.     

Final assignment of the Master`s Thesis topics (made by Academic supervisor)

Programme Office / Academic supervisor

December 15, 2018

6.     

Preparing the structure and the plan of the thesis and submission to the Academic supervisor

Student / Academic supervisor

December 25, 2018

7.     

Preparing a draft thesis and its submission to the Academic supervisor

Student / Academic supervisor

February 01, 2019

8.     

Holding draft thesis defense at the meeting of the board comprised of the Programme Academic supervisor

Programme Academic supervisor / Department / Student

February 20, 2019

9.     

Change of the Academic supervisor of the Master`s Thesis(if it is needed) (request with the signatures of the previous and new supervisor is submitted to the Programme Office)
Application for the Master’s Thesis Supervisor Change

Student / Academic supervisor / Programme Office

March 30, 2019

10.  

Master`s Thesis submission(the project is submitted to the Academic Adviser)

Student / Academic supervisor

April 01, 2019

11.  

Submission of the second draft thesis to the Academic supervisor(if the thesis was not approved previously)

Student / Academic supervisor

April 12, 2019

12.  

Holding the second draft thesis defense at the meeting of the board comprised of the Academic supervisor

Programme Academic supervisor / Department / Student

April 19, 2019 

13.  

Reviewer assignment(made by Programme Academic supervisor)

Programme Academic supervisor / Programme Office / Department`s dean

April 30, 2019 

14.  

Change / Refinement of the Master`s Thesis Topic (the topic is assigned by the с Programme Academic supervisor, the request, signed by Academic Adviser is submitted to the Programme Office)
Application for the Master’s Thesis Topic Change

Student/ Programme Office / Programme Academic supervisor

April 30, 2019 

15.  

Uploading the final version to the LMS special module and a confirmation from the Antiplagiat system(plagiarism check)

Student

May 18, 2019

16.  

Submission of the final version of the paper to the Academic supervisor with the results of plagiarism check

Student / Academic supervisor

May 18, 2019

17.  

Submission of the final version of the paper to the reviewer with the results of plagiarism check

Student / Reviewer

May 18, 2019

18.  

Reviewing of the Master`s Thesis
Example of reviewer’s feedback form

 External Review Template

Student / Academic supervisor

May 25, 2019

19.  

Supervisor’s evaluation of the Master`s Thesis

Example of academic supervisor review

 Criteria for evaluation of the master’s thesis

Academic supervisor

May 25, 2019

20.  

Submitting a printed version of the thesis and related documents to the Programme Office:

1. Stitched printed versions of the Master`s Thesis (2 copies.);

Master’s Thesis Cover Page Sample (DOCX, 33 Kb) 

 

2. Academic supervisor’s feedback (original and copy);

3. Reviewer’s feedback (original and copy);

4. Confirmation list from the Antiplagiat system (plagiarism check) with the abstract in Russian and in English (2 copies with Student`s signature)

Student / Programme Office

No later than 7 days before the thesis defense

21.  

Defense documents submission to the Study office

Programme Office / State Examination Commission

No later than 2 days before the thesis defense

22.  

Defense of Master`s Thesis
 
(no less than 20 minutes)

Student / State Examination Commission

June 03–12, 2019