Master Thesis: Research Project Cognitive Science


Course Objective

To learn how to perform research and report about it. Projects involve
basic research, applied research, research concerning modeling, or a
combination of these.

Course Content

Students participate in a research project concerning Cognitive
Science. The Thesis can be done at the department of Cognitive
Psychology (FPP), the department of Artificial Intelligence (FEW), an
external research organization (for example TNO), a company, or another
(foreign) university.
Before starting, a written research plan should be submitted to the
head of the department of Cognitive Psychology or the head of the
department of Artificial Intelligence. Participation in a research
project can only start after approval of the research plan. The
research performed by the student forms the basis for the Thesis. The
Master Thesis should be written in article style. Students will be
supervised by a person from the academic staff of the department of
Cognitive Psychology or the department of Artificial Intelligence.
There will be at least one meeting a week between the student and the

Method of Assessment

The final grade for the Master Thesis will be based on the quality of
both the research and the written thesis. Grading will be done by the
direct supervisor and the head of the department.
It is required that
students present their research in the form of a talk during a research
meeting. Students are also required to attend at least four research
meetings at the department of Cognitive Psychology. It is finally
required that students participate in the KIM meetings according to the
rules as outlined on the web- site of the KIM meetings.

General Information

Course Code P_MTHRCSC
Credits 30 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. J.L. Theeuwes
Examiner prof. dr. J.L. Theeuwes
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

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