The course is offered on the second term of the Master's programme in Information Systems and is not offered to exchange students.
The Master Thesis involves independent work in teams of two students addressing a research problem. This is an independent piece of work, which means that the student-teams must themselves find a problem-area, they will not be provided with pre-defined problems. The problem-area must be relevant to informatics as a social science, but it may not be any kind of problem within the social sciences. Next the student-team must formulate a research-question and present a relevant theoretical framework, which provides the basis for planning and conducting an empirical investigation, and the student-team must also draw conclusions from the empirical investigation and the theoretical framework. Finally the investigation and the findings must be presented in a written thesis, which is examined at a seminar.
In your thesis you will use quantitative or qualitative approaches, or some combination of these. The course on Informaiton Systems Research Methods provide you with the appropriate knowledge and tools.