HTI-Msc seminar-2018-2019-Introduction

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TAUCHI – Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction
HTI M.Sc. Thesis Seminar
2018-2019 - Introduction
Markku Turunen ([email protected])
M.Sc. Programme in Human-Technology Interaction
University of Tampere, 12.9.2018
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Content
• Seminar introduction
• Thesis process and structure
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INTRODUCTION
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Course information
• http://hti-tampere.fi/course/masters-thesis-seminar-in-humantechnology-interaction-starting-fall-term-2/
• Part of the “M.Sc. package” (thesis + seminar: 45 cu)
• Moodle: https://learning2.uta.fi/course/view.php?id=14067
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Target audience
• Students who have completed most of their other
courses
• Want to start their thesis work
• Aim to finish within a year
• No need to have any specific topic or supervisor for the
1st meeting (when you join the seminar) – however, a
topic needs to be identified before the 2nd meeting.
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Goal
To support the
student's progress
in the thesis work
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Meetings
• Runs from September 12, 2017 to May/July, 2018
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Meetings each month, remote connection possibility.
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Students continue in the seminar until their thesis are ready.
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Credits given when the thesis has been approved.
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Presentations of status reports or thesis presentations.
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Progress Reports
• Progress reports:
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All participants update their progress reports each meeting by returning their
progress monitoring report to the Moodle.
• In addition, you should always submit your progress report (by) e-mail to your supervisor.
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Students also present their status reports in the meetings:
• focus on most relevant issues (no need to present all details).
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Thesis presentations
• Thesis presentations:
– students present their work three times in the seminar in more
comprehensive ways than in the short status reports:
• (1) initial presentation, (2) middle presentation, (3) final presentation
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Students need to notify at least one week before the meeting than there will
be a thesis presentation in the seminar (to coordinate presentations).
• Supervisor needs to be notified as well.
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Also, students submit their thesis drafts both to the supervisor and to the
Moodle.
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Topic proposals
• Students who are starting their thesis work, submit their “topic
proposal template” to the Moodle.
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THESIS PROCESS AND STRUCTURE
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HTI thesis process
• Familiarize yourself with the topic (e.g., this meeting)
• Complete the “topic proposal template” (abstract and research
questions) and submit it to the Moodle
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– also notify by e-mail the head of the HTI M.Sc. Programme (Markku Turunen)
• Your topic will be discussed among the supervisors; a supervisor
candidate will be chosen according to the expertise and
availability
• A discussion between you and your possible supervisor
• Signature of the supervision agreement
• Participate in the HTI M.Sc. Seminar
• Otherwise, follow the generic thesis guidelines
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Typical HTI thesis structure
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Introduction (2-3 pages)
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Part I (“theory”):
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Background (literature) 1 – 3 chapters
Part II (“own work”):
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Description of the main subject (e.g., design, application, study)
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Design
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Implementation
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Evaluation
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Discussion
Conclusions (2 – 3 pages)
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