The aim of the master's thesis is to gain experience in autonomously conducting empirical research, as well as in how to report empirical research in the form of a research report. The master's thesis will be written in the form of a research article, that is, in the format that is used by psychological scientific journals.
After completing the masters thesis students are able to (learning goals):
1. autonomously conducting scientific research, including design, ethical approval, data collection, and data analysis
2. in an introduction critically review relevant literature for the background of the current study, logically leading to the research question and hypotheses
3. in a methods section comprehensively and correctly report on the used research methods (participants, materials, design, procedure, analyses)
4. in a results section comprehensively and correctly report on the results of the used analytical techniques
5. in a discussion section correctly and critically interpret the research results, in light of the hypotheses, previous research, theory, and study limitations
6. succintly summarise the background, aims, methods, results, and conclusion/discussion in a brief abstract
7. summarise the background, aims, methods, results, and conclusion/discussion during an oral presentation
In the third bachelor year students must seek contact with the research coordinator (see Blackboard for the exact procedures). Students who want to write their master thesis in Clinical Psychology must contact email@example.com
in case they want to do an internship. Then a personal talk will be scheduled and information will be given on both the internship and the master thesis.