Nailing your Thesis
|Umfang:||4 SWS (5 ECTS)|
|Termin(e) & Ort:||
WPF CE-MA-INF (im 1. Semester)
WPF IIS-MA (im 1. Semester)
WPF INF-BA (im 5. Semester)
WPF INF-MA (im 1. Semester)
OSS-NYT (Nailing your Thesis)
Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A.
This course teaches students how to perform research work and how to publish the results. The goal is to prepare students for a Bachelor or Master research thesis.
The course covers the following topics:
The course can be taken in two variants. The 5 ECTS version combines lectures with homework and exercises. This involves reading, writing, and evaluating research papers.
The 10 ECTS version adds a project to the 5 ECTS version. The project is provided either by an industry partner or by the professorship. It is either a qualitative or quantitative research question. Student teams will perform the research necessary to answer the question, write a (short) research paper about it, and make a final presentation.
The first session of the winter semester 2015/16 has been recorded and can be viewed here:
Class is run as a 3h block. For the schedule see
Students will learn
Student work comprises
depending on whether the 5 or 10 ECTS variant was chosen.
Grades are based on linearly combining the individual grades from class participation, student presentations, and the semester research paper as weighted by the amount of work (ECTS) needed for it.
The syllabus, schedule, literature, and more can be found at