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Research internship

You will need to include at least two internships in your programme, one of which is a ≥30 ECs research internship, and one involves a ≥30 ECs profile-specific internship. For students with a research profile, the profile-internship is in fact a research internship. This means that they have to complete at least two research internship with a minimum of 30 EC each.

Assessment criteria pertaining to scientific research in internships

The student:

  1. is able to explain the goal and the relevance of the research project, and the usefulness of the results.
  2. is able to systematically review and critically appraise the liter- ature and on this basis identify relevant information.
  3. is able to formulate a hypothesis that is in line with prior knowledge and translate this into a relevant research question.
  4. is able to define a project that is both useful and feasible within the time given.
  5. can develop an appropriate study design involving an experimental approach to answering the research question.
  6. is able to plan, organize, and perform an empirical/experimental study and demonstrates sufficient project and time management skills to ameliorate possible drawbacks.
  7. is able to employ the experimental techniques necessary to obtain relevant data.
  8. is able to analyse data systematically and interpret them in view of hypotheses and prior knowledge of working mechanisms involved.
  9. demonstrates punctuality in presence, participates well, shows commitment, and assumes responsibility for the study.
  10. is able to work with persons enrolled in the study respectfully and productively.
  11. conducts him-\herself properly in contact with other persons involved, particularly when it comes to teamwork and approaching stakeholders.
  12. shows a high level of independence.
  13. show a high level of analytical skills and problem solving capacities.
  14. is able to give a concise oral presentation (in English) on his\ her work and discuss his\her findings with peers.
  15. is able to write a scientific paper that complies with academic standards concerning its contents, i.e.
    • includes a background explaining the problem definition and an overview of prior knowledge.
    • includes one or more research questions, the relevance of which follows logically from the background.
    • clearly describes the experimental and methodological approach for each research question.
    • clearly and objectively describes the results, including measurement errors.
    • includes a discussion section, in which results are interpreted against hypotheses and rival claims of other researchers, strengths and weakness are reported, and appropriate conclusions are drawn.
    • correctly includes references to literature supporting claims wherever appropriate.
  16. is able to write a scientific paper that complies with academic standards concerning style and layout, i.e.
    • is grammatically well-written.
    • stylistically conforms to reader expectations.
    • includes tables and figures to summarize important findings.
    • uses layout to emphasize the structure of the paper and important claims.
    • reflects a systematic approach.
    • demonstrates a capacity to critically reflect on strengths and weaknesses of the study, and the interpretation of the results.
    • is as concise as possible, transparent, and persuasive

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