The module is designed to prepare students for their master thesis projects. Students will develop and present an exposé of their planned research projects. Peer discussion and feedback will form an essential part of the module. Topics to be touched upon are inter alia:
Foundations of academic research
Sourcing of information
Elements of a research paper
Identification and interpretation of a topic
Academic language and writing style
Students are able to deduce, document and present a proposed explanation for a research question based upon the techniques and principles of academic research and writing in order to derive an answer for an identified research problem.