Writing Clinics steer the gradual production of a Master’s Thesis text and aim to guide the student through the writing of Master’s Thesis report.
Producing a Master’s Thesis text implies creating specific discourse of a Thesis, clear logic, explicit formulation of GATEs, and clearly communicated research text of discriminately different parts of the Thesis.
Writing Clinics utilize both the group guidance (face-to-face, as teaching input and practical training in workshops) and individual (face-to-face and virtual) guidance of students.
Writing Clinics also address the difficulty of writing a post-graduate report in a foreign language (English) through guidance and feedback to the student’s foreign language skills. Six feedback loops enforce coherent and explicit writing.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Bachelor's Thesis completed and three years of work experience.
Writing Clinics consist of six deliveries and feedback loops of Master’s thesis text:
First written delivery - for the Master’s topic approval.
It includes written description of business challenge, objective and outcome, coupled with a brief description of the case company and project background. It corresponds to the first draft of Section 1. Introduction.
30% version - delivered as output of GATES 1-2.
It includes productions of improved Section 1. Introduction and Section 2. Method and Material (research approach, data collection and analysis methods, research design, validity and reliability considerations) and includes 15-20 pages.
50% version - delivered as output of GATE 3.
It includes productions of Section 3. Current State Analysis () and improvements to Section 1-2 based on earlier feedback. 50% corresponds to 30-40 pages of text.
70% version - delivered as output of GATES 4-5.
It includes productions of Section 4. Existing Knowledge and Conceptual Framework and Section 5. Building Proposal as well as improvements to Sections 1-3 based on earlier feedback. 70% corresponds to 50-60 pages of text.
100% version - delivered as output of GATES 5-6.
It includes productions of Section 6. Validation of Proposal and Section 7. Discussion and Conclusions (), as well as improvements to Sections 1-5 based on earlier feedback. 100% corresponds to 60-70 pages of text.
Final version - delivered as output of GATE 7.
It includes the final gradable text of the Master’s thesis, with full apparatus for publishing (abstract, preface, lists of acronyms/tables/figures, appendices, corrected reference list and verified in-text references) based on earlier improvements.
Assessment criteria, approved/not approved.
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19.10.2020 - 31.07.2021
01.08.2020 - 19.10.2020
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School of ICT
Master's Degree Programme in Industrial Management