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Kursusnavn (dansk):Thesis Preparation - Games 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Thesis Preparation - Games 
Semester:Efterår 2018 
Udbydes under:cand.it., spil (games) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Kursussprog:Engelsk 
Kursushjemmeside:https://learnit.itu.dk 
Min. antal deltagere:
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:60 
Formelle forudsætninger:
Læringsmål:After the course, the student should be able to:

- Propose and evaluate a research question
- Formulate a research problem statement
- Independently research for literature and other research resources
- Formulate a research plan
- Reflect on the academic process of independent research
- Reflect on the the scope and ambition of a master thesis and its relation with the academic research traditions it relates to
- Evaluate the scope, depth and research importance of a Master Thesis
- Evaluate research questions and problem statements
- Structure the research process for a master thesis
- Perform the basics of independent research, from literature search and annotation to method description 
Fagligt indhold:This course is intended to help students do the preparatory work for their Master Thesis.

The purpose of the course is to help students formulate a topic for their master thesis, complete with an initial literature list.

The course will give the students:
- An understanding of academic independent research.
- A familiarity with a number of academic methods and traditions that are relevant to their research project, through independent work and supervision. 
Læringsaktiviteter:

Working with a supervisor to formulate a thesis problem statement, research question, work plan, and literature review.

As a student of this course you are entitled to 35 hours of supervision time over the course of the semester. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Der er ingen obligatoriske aktiviteter. Vær venlig KUN at ændre denne tekst når der er obligatoriske aktiviteter./
There are no mandatory activities. Please, change this text ONLY when there are mandatory activities. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:C: Skriftlige arbejder uden mundtlig eksamen., (pass/fail, internal exam)

The exam paper for Thesis prep should consist of a thesis topic, problem statement/research question, and a short work-plan (1 page total) and a 3-4 pages literature review; 4-5 standard pages in all.  

 
Undervisere
Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
NavnStillingUndervisertypeIndsats (%)
Daniel Cermak Lektor(ITU) Underviser 9
Sebastian Risi Lektor(ITU) Underviser 9
Miguel Angel Sicart Lektor(ITU) Underviser 9
Pawel Grabarczyk Postdoc(ITU) Underviser 9
Paolo Burelli Adjunkt(ITU) Underviser 9
Espen Aarseth Professor, Centerleder(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 46
Martin Pichlmair Lektor, Linjeleder(ITU) Underviser 0
Djordje Grbic Postdoc(ITU) Underviser 9