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
- is able to explain the goal and the relevance of the research project, and the usefulness of the results.
- is able to systematically review and critically appraise the liter- ature and on this basis identify relevant information.
- is able to formulate a hypothesis that is in line with prior knowledge and translate this into a relevant research question.
- is able to define a project that is both useful and feasible within the time given.
- can develop an appropriate study design involving an experimental approach to answering the research question.
- is able to plan, organize, and perform an empirical/experimental study and demonstrates sufficient project and time management skills to ameliorate possible drawbacks.
- is able to employ the experimental techniques necessary to obtain relevant data.
- is able to analyse data systematically and interpret them in view of hypotheses and prior knowledge of working mechanisms involved.
- demonstrates punctuality in presence, participates well, shows commitment, and assumes responsibility for the study.
- is able to work with persons enrolled in the study respectfully and productively.
- conducts him-\herself properly in contact with other persons involved, particularly when it comes to teamwork and approaching stakeholders.
- shows a high level of independence.
- show a high level of analytical skills and problem solving capacities.
- is able to give a concise oral presentation (in English) on his\ her work and discuss his\her findings with peers.
- 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.
- 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