Master - Media and
'Research and Publications'
2 SWS, 6 CP
Thursdays, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: HS XXIII (WiSo-Building)
Start: Apr. 19, '18
Held in English
Mandatory Pre-Assignment - see below
The course will cover the basics of conducting research and writing a master thesis / paper on a media and technology management topic. It will introduce research methods and approaches, emphasize the importance of properly outlining one's work, and get students accustomed to reading and perhaps reviewing research papers. Groups will be formed during the first course meeting. Registration details are shown below.
Dates and Location (max. 5 dates)
Apr. 19 (mandatory!), April 26, May 17, June 14, June 28, Jul. 05 - all '18 in HS XXIII.
Pre-Assignment due Apr. 11, '18, 11:00 am via eMail
From your sMail account, please send ONE eMail to claudia.loebbecke <at> uni-koeln.de AND to denis.niederle <at> uni-koeln.deand attach two non-protected files.
eMail subject line: MTM-RaP-I-Lastname (lastname only, no accent etc!, do not forget the hyphens, do not include any spaces or anything else)
There are two tasks:
1) Read Tsoukas, H., (2005) Complex Knowledge, Oxford Press, Oxford, UK, Ch 13, 299-320.
Prepare the essential points (incl. Table 13.1 and Mintzberg-Ansoff-Debate) on six slides and be ready to discuss (individual)
[Slides: black & white, no integrated pdfs - re-)draw your own figures/tables etc., minimum font size 20 throughout - READABLE and consistently formatted!]
Have your name, Matr. Number, sMail address, study program, and begin of program (1st master sem.) readable (black on white) on the first slide.
Have your name on every slide (black on white!)
Filename: Tsoukas-LASTNAME.ppt(x) Do not forget the hyphen, do not include spaces or anything else in the filename!
2) Read Mumford, E. (2006) Researching People Problems: Some Advice to a Student, Information Systems Journal, 16 (4), 383-389.
For two of her recommendations, state the recommendation (50 words) and provide your experience / thoughts / wishes regarding that recommendation (150 words). Advice: Check out the author ..
Have your name, Matr. Number, sMail address, study program, and begin of program (1st master sem.), your chosen task/title, then continue on the same page. One page in total!
Times New Roman 12 pt, single-spaced, scientific writing style, references IN THE TEXT (no footnotes), complete reference list (see www.mtm.uni-koeln.de).
File name: Mumford-Lastname.doc(x) Do not forget the hyphen, do not include spaces or anything else in the filename!
Smaller exercises, discussions, and assignments during the sessions: 40% (individual or group)
Written and oral final assignment: 40 % (group; details during the course).
All grading elements have to be passed in order to pass the course.
Voluntary Registration for Course ParticipationVia KLIPS only.
Binding Registration for examination until Apr. 11, '18, 11:00 am (including waiting list)A successful registration for the examination requires
(1) an MTM-Master-Account (see www.mtm.uni-koeln.de),
(2) online registration HERE for THIS course, AND
(3) a signed application form in our mailbox, Pohligstr.1, 50969 Cologne.
Last chance to withdraw is on Apr. 11, '18, 11:00 am. Participation is limited -- on Apr. 11, '18, 11:00 am, we will forward the participant list to the WiSo-PA considering the registration sequence and perhaps waiting list for final admission. Later registration will NOT be possible. [You can check your status on your account site.]
For registration-related questions, please contact claudia.loebbecke <at> uni-koeln.de from your sMail account.
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