Students contact their own minor-coordinators to discuss traineeships
During the traineeship, the student keeps a record of his/her activities using the registration form (see Guidelines for the Research Master on Canvas). At the end of the traineeship, the supervisor grades the traineeship on two criteria (1) the quality of the process (e.g., the degree to which the student worked independently, took the initiative, and brought in his or her own ideas) and the quality of the end product (e.g., the degree to which the objectives were met, scientific quality). The final grade is the average grade on these two criteria. The average grade of the four traineeships is the final grade for the entire course.
Each traineeship starts with a short plenary meeting for students (compulsory) and supervisors (optional). The first plenary meeting of the first traineeship includes a lab session on bibliographic tools and a lab session on the APA manual. Practical details can be found in the Guidelines for the Research Master on Canvas.
Only for students who are qualified for the Research Master.
Internal Traineeship 1 (Acquiring Research Skills) is supervised by a staff member. Before the traineeship, the student and the supervisor decide on a final product; for example, programming code, computer software, one or more experimental designs, or reports from conducting experiments, performing network analyses, or preparing data sets. At least once per week, the supervisor and student have a meeting in which they evaluate the progress, and in which the supervisor provides directions towards the final product. At the end of the traineeship, the student submits the final product.|
In Internal Traineeship 2 and 3 (Participating in Research Projects), the student participates in a research project, supervised by a senior staff member. The supervisor is responsible for both formulating and answering the research question. The student works on one or more selected parts of a research project; for example, a literature study, planning the research design, data analysis, data collection, or writing parts of the paper. At least once per week, the supervisor and student have a meeting in which they evaluate the progress and in which the supervisor provides new assignments. At the end of each traineeship, the student writes a report (approximately 1000 words) describing his or her contribution to the paper.
Typically, ReMa Traineeship 4 (Reviewing Research) has the aim to learn to critically read and assess research products (submitted manuscripts and already published academic papers) developed by others. After all, the ability to judge the theoretical and empirical quality of research is an important capability of any academic. Students can opt for one of two options. Option 1: A student is provided with two manuscripts that were submitted for publication to reputable journals in one of the scientific fields covered by this research master. Option 2: A student selects 5 (five) related and already published papers and assesses the current state of affairs. In this context, related means that the papers, for example, are on a certain topic, in the same literature, reference one another (if they represent subsequent research) and perhaps even share authors.
In both cases, the student writes one report (approximately 2,000 words) containing a number of elements that are specified in the ReMa Guidelines.
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