Thesis Defence of Psychology BA Students

Thesis Defence of Psychology BA Students in the Period of Distance Learning of the Spring Semester of the 2020/2021 Academic Year

 

(Upload the thesis and all additional documents as one compressed PDF file to the Neptun system in the manner specified in advance by the Student Affairs and Registrar’s Office)

 

  • Final examinations take place on the settled days, based on the student schedules. It is advisable to schedule online calls with students in a manner that allows 2-3 minutes for looking over the material of the student who is next in line: PowerPoint presentations, the thesis, self-reflection, questions etc.

 

  • The graduate shall prepare a PowerPoint presentation
  • for presenting the complete study and
  • the self-reflection.

In the case of the complete study presentation as well as the self-reflection the duration shall not exceed 3 minutes and 2 minutes.

 

  • The graduate shall upload the two presentations for the committee one week before the days allocated for thesis defence.
    • Recommendation: the presentation files should be uploaded to the OneDrive storage of a (preferably new) Microsoft account, then shared with a link with the members of the committee.
    • For technical support, see here

 

  • On the day the graduate is scheduled for the final exam, they shall log in online (via Microsoft Teams) for 15 minutes: they should present the complete study for approximately 3 minutes and the self-reflection for approximately 2 minutes as well, and they should reflect on questions asked by the committee regarding the complete study for approximately 5 minutes.

 

  • It is critical that the graduate is available online 5 minutes before when they are scheduled for. If the student encounters hardware or software errors in advance, they must notify the chair without delay. The student must try to contact the committee three times ont he day of the thesis defence. It is advised that the student provides their phone number, and that they are available by phone at this number, to enable the committee to carry out the defence by phone if necessary.

 

Evaluation criteria for assigning points to the entirety of the research material:

 

THE ENTIRETY OF THE RESEARCH PRESENTED

fail                                    excellent

1. Style and language of the presentation: the style and language of the presentation is clear, the use of professional terminology is adequate.

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2. Structure, organisation, timing of the presentation: well-structured content, the presentation reflects the structure of the contents. Each segment is of an appropriate length. The figures, diagrams, and tables support the text/understanding the text /illustrate the results well. Keeping time constraints and allocating time are achieved and are optimal.

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3. The content and academic quality of the presentation:  Conceptualisation of the constructs used in the questions and hypotheses researched, as well as the research goals are clear. Research hypotheses, questions/the central topics are precisely defined. Research design, sampling, selection of the tools and methods and their presentation are up to scientific standards. The most important results are highlighted. Provides and references outlooks and limitations.

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4. Debate skills of the presenter: The student reflects on the factors, questions, comments posed in the critiques in a professional manner.

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GRADE WRITTEN OUT:                              GRADE WITH NUMERALS:

20 points in total:

18-20 points excellent (85%)

16-17 points good (77%)

14-15 points satisfactory (70%)

12-13 points pass (60%)

 

(Note: this grade is then averaged with the grade assigned by the topic supervisor!)

 

Evaluation criteria for assigning points to the self-reflection:

 

SELF-REFLECTION

fail                                    excellent

1. Reflection on the impact of the entire programme on their professional development: In the self-reflection, the student should evaluate their professional development, strengths, skills to be improved, and possible weaknesses, as well as professional challenges in light of the entire programme.

  0      1       2       3      4       5

2. Reflection of their own preparedness for research: The self-reflection should detail the self-assessment of individual research projects as well as a broader one connecting individual research projects.

  0      1       2       3      4       5

GRADE WRITTEN OUT:                              GRADE WITH NUMERALS:

10 points in total:

9-10 points excellent

7-8 points good

5-6 points satisfactory

3-4 points pass

 

(Note: this counts as a separate grade for the final exams!)

 

The Date of the Final examination: 17.06.2021- 18.06.2021