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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

  • Practical matters

    • Inger Marie Milde

  • Advice from faculty about the writing process

    • Kenneth Fjell


  • March 15th / October 15 th: Application for supervisor (All should apply)

  • 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:

Submission of thesis
Submission of thesis

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


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

Advice from faculty
Advice from faculty

Student Pages - Thesis:

  • 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:

  • Good tool if you need to use online surveys for collecting your data. Interested - contact: [email protected]


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

  • More detailsonnext slide

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)