A classmate wants to do research on the topic of biking, and understanding how people make sense of biking in urban areas. She targeted us as a group suitable for a Focus Group Discussion (FGD), because we are in similar circumstances. We started with a short presentation round, and we touched upon childhood, where we… Continue reading Research methods put into practice!
Taking on step at a time: Most of my classmates are taking The Process of Research: Qualitative Methods, Data Analysis and Academic Writing course, which prepares students to write our master thesis. This is because we need “Methods credits” for writing the thesis, thus for completing our degree. I’m not taking this course because I already got methods… Continue reading How to start a Master Thesis?
At the introduction day of the course, we introduced the person we were sitting next to. It was nice to see so many international students in the class (Uganda, Zambia, Sweden, Ruanda, India, France, Germany, Greece… and more) and knowing that they were enrolled in other master programmes. We were, as one lecturer said, a… Continue reading Elective course on Governance of Natural Resources
The other day, some of us taking the internship course shared a presentation of our internship experience with the course leader and other classmates. As I may have mentioned before, what counts for the internship grade is not how well we perform in our intern role. Instead, what counts is how well we are able to apply… Continue reading Sharing our internship experiences
A few days ago I got to meet a student of MSc Environmental Governance programme (MEG), a two-year master which is offered in Freiburg (Germany). She read this blog by the end of the first year and wrote me to know more about the program, considering the possibility to either switch or to do her second… Continue reading The world is too small
Yep. That’s how it works in this program. Instead of we (students) having to go around contacting researchers who work in areas we are interested in, what happened was that we were asked to submit our ideas in a “matching template”, specifying stuff like Research question, Aim, Empirical context, Theoretical approach… Then, the filled template was “processed”… Continue reading Master Thesis Supervisor – IT IS A MATCH!