mam - Master´s Degree Module (Course overview)

mam - Master´s Degree Module (Course overview)

Department of Psychology 30 KP
thesis supervisors; Upon approval by the examination committee other staff members (e.g. PhD students in the laboratories of the Department of Psychology) can act as examiners for mam.
Semester courses Sommersemester 2021
Form of instruction: Seminar und Projekt
Hinweise zum Modul

Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Completion of at least 60 credit points in other modules including module psy240 (psy241) (Computation in Neuroscience).
Assignment of a topic by thesis supervisor and official application with the examination office.

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If you want to do a Master's thesis outside the Department of Psychology, please follow the rules stated on the program website. 
We encourage students to use the LaTeX template provided on the course website. We usually offer a workshop on how to use LaTeX once a year.


individual appointments

Module examination

The written thesis will be evaluated by the daily supervisor and an additional reviewer (second supervisor) (90%).
The oral presentation and defence of the thesis results will be evaluated by both supervisors (10%).

Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
Students will demonstrate that they are able to perform a psychological or neuroscientific experiment and/or analyze data originating from such experiments by means of methods according to contemporary scientific standards. Metaanalyses are accepted if they were conducted by means of up to date tools for data extraction and analyses, according to best practices outlined in relevant community guidelines, such as for example Cochrane. In addition, the students will demonstrate that they are acquainted with the necessary methods and can present their results orally and in written form.

++ experimental methods
+ statistics & scientific programming
+ data presentation & discussion
++ independent research
+ scientific literature
++ scientific English / writing
+ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behavior
+ critical & analytical thinking
+ scientific communication skills
+ knowledge transfer
++ project & time management