The course is offered on the second term of the Master's programme in Information Systems.
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 Information Systems Research Methods provide you with the appropriate knowledge and tools.