29.06.2009

Research-oriented report

This thesis type mainly corresponds to the traditional research-oriented report based on a defined research project. The purpose of the undertaking is to solve a research problem or question using the concepts and methods offered by a particular field of study. The research task can be either theoretical, designed to evaluate and develop existing theory, or empirical, based on data selected or collected by the student.

The student is required to have expertise in a particular field of study, the ability to identify and define a research question, and the ability to investigate it using the appropriate scientific methods. Such a thesis may be based on a previous course paper or a Proseminar paper, or it may be part of a larger research project currently being carried out by the student's department.