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Master´s Thesis Seminar I - JEM213
Anglický název: Master's Thesis Seminar I
Český název: Seminář k diplomovým pracím I
Zajišťuje: Institut ekonomických studií (23-IES)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: oba
E-Kredity: 10
Rozsah, examinace: 0/2 Z [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: zimní:neurčen / neomezen (300)
letní:neurčen / neurčen (300)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Patří ke studentské práci typu: diplomová práce
Další informace: http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/en/syllab/JEM001
Poznámka: povolen pro zápis po webu
předmět lze zapsat v ZS i LS
Garant: PhDr. Jiří Schwarz, Ph.D.
prof. doc. PhDr. Tomáš Havránek, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
Vyučující: prof. doc. PhDr. Tomáš Havránek, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
PhDr. Jiří Schwarz, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses not for incoming students
Je neslučitelnost pro: JEM225
Je prerekvizitou pro: JEM214
Je záměnnost pro: JEM225
Soubory Komentář Kdo přidal
stáhnout 2_FAQ.pdf FAQ about master’s thesis seminars doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 2_FSV_academic_calendar.pdf Academic calendar with deadlines for current academic year doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 2_SIS_manual.pdf SIS manual for students doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 2_SIS_manual_4advisors.pdf SIS manual for advisors doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 2_SIS_Q&A.doc FAQ about handling your thesis in SIS doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 3_IES_thesis_proposal_example.doc Example of master's thesis proposal doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 3_IES_thesis_proposal_template.doc Template for master's thesis proposal doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 3_IES_thesis_template_LaTeX.zip Thesis template for LaTeX system (v2020) doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 3_IES_thesis_template_Word.zip Thesis template for MS Word (v2020) doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 4_Academic_writing.pdf Presentation on academic writing doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 4_How_to_write.pdf How to write applied papers in economics (Bellemare, 2020) doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (12.09.2021)
The course is dedicated to the students starting to work on their diploma thesis. The seminars are organized as individual consultation on the first come, first served basis.
Literatura -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (12.09.2021)

McCloskey, D. (1999). Economical Writing. Waveland; 2nd edition.
Pinker, S. (2015). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century; 1st edition.
Strunk, W. & E. B. White (2000). The Elements of Style. Longman; 4th edition.
Williams, J. M. (2010). Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Longman; 10th edition.

Požadavky ke zkoušce -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (30.10.2021)

Seminar 1 (first semester) is for all students of master’s degree programs including NEF, MEF, and MFDA (courses under JEM001 and JEM213 codes), CSF (JEM222 and JEM169), and IMESS (JMMZ019). Check regularly "yymmdd_seminar1" file (regularly updated in Moodle), where we record the requirements you fulfilled.

Please, make sure you login to Moodle 2 which will serve as a platform for file uploads:

  • Have your latest draft of the proposal uploaded before the semester starts.
  • Have your latest draft of your thesis uploaded in Moodle before your seminar comes up (you are obliged to attend three seminars so there should be three files uploaded). If you did any updates to your proposal, upload it with the thesis draft.
  • Have the first part of your thesis with full reference list uploaded in Moodle by the end of December for the winter semester or end of June for the summer semester (at least 15 pages of solid text). Include a note that says how many characters the thesis has (1 standard page = 1,800 characters). If you work on an empirical thesis, upload your data or enclose a summary statistics as well.

To finish the course you must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

1. Attendance: You must attend all three seminars.

This year the seminars will be held in hybrid form. You must be present in person or present online at all 3 seminars (which applies to students studying abroad as well) and you can choose between the online and the present form of your attendance. The exact dates of your seminar are specified in the file "yymmdd_seminars_dates" (in Moodle). If you cannot attend your seminars at specified date, you can switch with your colleague but need to inform us in advance. Always upload the current version of your thesis in advance, at least a day before the seminar starts.

The seminars are organized as individual consultations on the first come, first served basis, and start online at 4.30PM with prof. Havranek and in person at 6.30PM at the IES room no. 314 with prof. Schwarz. Prof. Schwarz will also attend the online sessions if necessary but will always prioritize the face-to-face consultations with an in-comer. Note the instructions if you want to attend online: the online seminars will be held via MS Teams and you can use the following link to join the team: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a6034b6d648a648f5b789bdf0fd963553%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=3b0195ca-0c6a-431a-8b51-75cf50b0ad97&tenantId=e09276da-f934-4086-bf08-8816a20414a2. Use your university account to log in (log with your student ID number as, for example, 12345678@cuni.cz and use your CAS password). Note that when first joining the MA thesis seminar team, one of the professors has to admit you in, so join the team in advance. When you log in at the time of your seminar (but not before 4.45PM on Tuesday) go to the "Posts" section of the team and write a post indicating whom you would like to consult with: "prof. Schwarz" or "prof. Havranek". In general, prof. Schwarz handles finance topics, prof. Havranek handles economics topics, and you are required to talk to both during the semester. (Note that dr. Schwarz will be available mostly in person and no sooner than 6.30PM.) Your posts in MS Teams will be sorted by time, so you will always see how many students are in the queue ahead of you. When it is your turn, the respective teacher will initiate a video call with you. In short, to attend online 1) first log in to MS Teams to join the MA thesis seminar team, 2) at the beginning of the seminar and no sooner than 4.15PM, post whom you want to talk to, 3) wait till the teacher calls you. To attend in person, come to IES room 314 at 6.30PM but not much later.

2. Proposal: You must upload to Moodle your signed thesis proposal (upload the latest unsigned version before the start of the semester and, when approved, upload the final proposal with yours and your supervisor's signature).

You must upload your thesis proposal before the first seminar (meaning, you already have your topic and found a supervisor before the first seminar). We may ask you to make some adjustments; in that case, bring the latest version of proposal to the seminar (or share it online during your consultations). Once your proposal is approved at the seminar, sign it yourself, get your supervisor's signature, and upload the signed scan of the full proposal to Moodle (you can sign it electronically but the scanned file is fully sufficient). Upload the scan before the third seminar at the latest.

3. First Part & Data: You must upload to Moodle the first part of your thesis with a full reference list by the end of December for winter semester or end of June for summer semester (at least 15 pages of solid text). If you work on an empirical thesis, upload your data or enclose a summary statistics as well.

Have ready at least 15 standard pages of text (27ths. characters including spaces, excluding the abstract, cover pages, references, proposal, and appendices) showing that you are capable of producing an academic text. Do not forget the bibliography (in addition to the 15 standard pages of text)! If you write an empirical thesis, you also need to enclose summary statistics (the means and standard errors of all variables) of your data to show that you have obtained access to the relevant data sources in time. Make sure you strip the submission of all the text unrelated to your thesis (get rid of template leftovers, hints, and notes). Everything you upload is automatically checked for plagiarism. This first part must be approved by your supervisor (no official approval is required) and cannot be uploaded later than by the fixed deadline of December 31 or June 30. 

You are eligible for credits only if you fulfill all the course requirements and convince us that you are capable of writing a good thesis by mid-May/beg-Jan. A few days after the deadlines an xlsx file will be published on this webpage to indicate students that passed the requirement. Always check for official deadlines in current academic year on FSV web.

Please, take your time and go through a few good theses which you can find on the website. Most of them include thesis proposals---this is the best inspiration for you and it will answer a lot of your questions. Read the documents "Academic Writing" and Bellemare (2020) above. Your thesis will be evaluated according to its quality, not number of pages, but you have to fulfill the minimum requirements of the Faculty (50 standard pages from the Introduction to the Conclusion for theses written in English). If you think about writing your thesis in LaTeX, there is a template created specifically for the IES (attached above). Empirically there is a significant correlation between the usage of LaTeX and the final grade.

For formal information on the final examination for a master's degree, see this website at https://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/en/node/219 (what to hand in, where, when, and how). For information on thesis defense, read IES directors' Guidelines.

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (12.09.2021)

Students are distributed into 4 groups according to the file "seminars_dates" uploaded in Moodle, each student is assigned three specific dates for seminars to attend. For each seminar please prepare a short (5 minutes) but concrete talk. Content of the seminar:

1.  seminar - defense of the thesis proposal with hypotheses. What is your contribution to the research literature? What have you done on the thesis since June? Upload the draft of your thesis and your proposal in advance.
2.  seminar - detailed description of the methodology you plan to use to test your hypotheses. What have you done since the last seminar? Upload the draft of your thesis in advance.
3.  seminar - defense of the first part of your thesis. What have you done since the last seminar? What is the detailed plan for the next semester? You must convince us that you are capable of writing a good thesis by mid-May/beg-Jan. Upload the draft of your thesis the scanned signed proposal in advance.

Požadavky k zápisu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (04.01.2022)

The deadline for Master's Thesis Proposals is February 10, 2022. If you want to defend your thesis at the end of the Winter Semester 2022/2023, the topic of your thesis must be confirmed by your supervisor in the Student Information System by February 10, 2022. Use the "Thesis (Selection of subject)" module in SIS to assign to your topic. You must upload the proposal (following the example available on the website of JEM213 in SIS), approved by your supervisor, into Moodle by February 10, 2022. Enroll for the "Master's Thesis Seminar I" at https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=4185, upload the file to section "Proposal - draft". You only need to log in with the same username/password that you use to log in to SIS. You can choose from a list of offered topics in SIS (or here) or come up with your own topic. In any case, you must find a suitable advisor. If your topic is not on the list, ask your supervisor to publish it. We recommend you choose a narrowly defined empirical topic. In any case, you must find a suitable advisor. Please note that the supply of advisors is limited, and most of them accept students on a first-come, first-served basis.

The deadline for Master's Thesis Proposals is June 30, 2022If you want to defend your thesis at the end of the Summer Semester 2022/2023, the topic of your thesis must be confirmed by your supervisor in the Student Information System by June 30, 2022. Use the "Thesis (Selection of subject)" module in SIS to assign to your topic. You must upload the proposal (following the example available on the website of JEM213 in SIS), approved by your supervisor, into Moodle by June 30, 2022. Enroll for the "Master's Thesis Seminar I" at https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=4185, upload the file to section "Proposal - draft". You only need to log in with the same username/password that you use to log in to SIS. You can choose from a list of offered topics in SIS (or here) or come up with your own topic. In any case, you must find a suitable advisor. If your topic is not on the list, ask your supervisor to publish it. We recommend you choose a narrowly defined empirical topic. In any case, you must find a suitable advisor. Please note that the supply of advisors is limited, and most of them accept students on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
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