MAE4221 – Research Seminar I: Researcher's Skills
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The purpose of the course is to (a) train basic research skills with a focus on scientific information literacy, and (b) prepare you for starting your master thesis research project.
The course covers the following key topics
- Scientific reasoning and ethics
- Mapping a research domain through research syntheses
- Writing a thesis proposal
Upon completion of the course, you
- are aware of classical and critical perspectives on science and measurement
- systematically and critically evaluate and review a body of scientific studies
- begin independent research in view of existing knowledge, relevant analytic frameworks, and research methods
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This course is only open to students who are admitted to the master's programme in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation.
Instruction is provided through many small workshop seminars of varying length and format, often including discussion, presentations, practical exercises, and assignments.
Active participation and implementation of the activities specified under each seminar component is required. If you do not fulfill the requirements, you must complete an additional assignment before handing in the thesis proposal.
The end examination takes the form of a 8-page paper which contains your thesis proposal.
Submit assignments in Inspera
You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
In accordance with the UiO quality assurance system, the course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals students participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.