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Information meeting about independent work / master thesis. Kenneth Fjell, Dean Questions after the meeting : Contact the Information Centre or the Library. Practical matters Inger Marie Milde Advice from faculty about the writing process Kenneth Fjell. Deadlines.

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Informationmeetingabout independent work / master thesis

Kenneth Fjell, Dean

Questionsafterthemeeting:ContacttheInformation Centre or theLibrary

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Practical matters
    • Inger Marie Milde
  • Advice from faculty about the writing process
    • Kenneth Fjell
deadlines
Deadlines
  • March 15th / October 15 th: Application for supervisor (All should apply) http://www.nhh.no/en/student-pages/thesis/application-for-supervisor.aspx
  • September 1st / Sign up for Exam and ThesisFebruary 1st:xxxTHE
  • December 20th/June 20th: Deadline for submission
electronic publishing
Electronic publishing
  • Your thesis can be made available for all through electronic publishing
  • If you do not want to publish it you do not sign the agreement when you submitt your thesis

Information Library – homepage:http://www.nhh.no/en/library.aspx

submission of thesis
Submission of thesis

Three copies – to the Information Centre (hardcover or booklets)

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Electronic submission (by midnight the same day) as PDF file: [email protected]

advice from faculty
Advice from faculty

Student Pages - Thesis: http://www.nhh.no/en/student-pages/thesis.aspx

  • How to find a topic
  • Write alone or together with one other student (if different main profiles, then both profiles must be satisfied by the thesis. Advisor decides.)
  • Useful aids in the writing process
  • Sources and references
  • Grading
online surveys
Online surveys
  • NHH uses a survey tool named Qualtrics to do online surveys. NHH students may use the tool for free (limited to 6 months)
  • If individuals can be identified directly or indirectly, you must apply to the NSD for permission to collect/store data: http://www.nsd.uib.no/personvern/om/english.html
  • Good tool if you need to use online surveys for collecting your data. Interested - contact: [email protected]
  • http://www.nhh.no/en/student-pages/thesis/useful-aids.aspx
working empirically i e with data
Working empirically (i.e. with data)
  • Research question
  • Findexisiting data
  • Findliterature
  • Make an outline
  • Collectyour data
  • Analyzeyour data
  • Writemain body
  • Writeconclusion
  • Writeintroduction
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Repeat until satisfied

  • Data come in various forms
    • Quantitative (numbers)
    • Qualitative, ordered (big, bigger, biggest)
    • Qualitative, unordered (red, blue, green)
    • Primary (you gather them)
      • Few sources in depth, e.g. interview/ case-study/ observation
      • Many sources in brief, e.g. survey
    • Secondary (someone else gathered them)
literature review and theoretical work
Literature review and theoretical work
  • Literature review
    • Should be a synthesis (not a mer recapitulation) or a meta-analysis
    • Must contribute something (involve something new)
  • Framework
  • Mathematical modeling (e.g. agency theory, game theory)
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