Diploma thesis seminar 2-IKV-921

The purpose of this interdisciplinary course is to provide support to students writing their master thesis in the fields of cognitive science. Students are expected to develop the concept for their master’s thesis, present and discuss their plans for their theses, issues and problems. The course provides room both for presentations and discussions. It also includes participation in the MEi:CogSci conference.

Learning outcomes: After the course, you should be able to: (1) to formulate and follow a scientific question relevant to cognitive science, (2) to plan, conduct, document and present scientific work, (3) to write an extended scientific abstract, (4) to defend your research and constructively deal with critical commentary, (5) to constructively participate in a peer-review process, (6) to get involved in collaborative work in physical and virtual environments, (7) to engage in scientific discourse, (8) to communicate your expertise in order to contribute constructive criticism to the work of others.


Druh výučby Day Time Room Teacher
Seminar Wednesday 14:00 - 16:20 online Igor Farkaš, Barbora Cimrová


Date Content
16.2. Introduction to the course, requirements and grading, plan for the semester.
24.2. Joint meeting with 1st year students: presentations of your mobility projects.
02.3. Introduction of Master's Thesis Concept.
09.3. Discussion about interdisciplinarity: Thagard (2005)
16.3. Discussion about interdisciplinarity: Nunez et al. (2019)
23.3. Student's short presentations of tentative master's thesis topic (6 min.)
30.3. TBA
06.4 Long presentations: xxx
13.4. Long presentations: xxx
20.4. TBA
27.4. No class (students' scientific conference)
02.5. TBA
09.5. TBA
08.6. Rehearsal of MEi:CogSci conference talks: group 1
15.6. Rehearsal of MEi:CogSci conference talks: group 2

Course requirements and grading

  • 40% - quality of the master thesis concept (following the template provided) - to be submitted until April, 30th.
  • 30% - oral presentations of your thesis in the seminar (shorter and longer)
  • 20% - activity during the semester, peer feedback, participation in peer reviews of extended abstracts (for the conference)
  • 10% - active participation at MEi:CogSci conference (talk)
  • Overall score: A > 90%, B > 80%, C > 70%, D > 60%, E > 50%, otherwise Fx.
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