Working with sources is the main part of writing a master’s thesis. The above list of issues contains the main stages of work with the collected list of literature and other sources of information. What I should do? – Formulation and analysis of the need. Where can I go? – Identification and evaluation of probabilistic sources. How to get information? – Search and discovery of specific resources. What resources to use? – Study, selection or rejection of specific resources. How to use resources? – Critical analysis of resources. What should I record? – Fixing and sorting information. Did I receive the necessary information? – Interpretation, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. How to present it? – Representation, communication. What is the result? – Evaluation.
Each item in the source list needs to be analyzed. There are several types of compilation of the abstract: selective, cross-cutting, reproductive and productive. The abstract can be conducted in various forms: extracts, drafting plans, abstracts, annotations, reviewing the source. When maintaining the abstract, the following technological methods are used: extract of quotations; retelling “in your own words”; highlighting ideas and theories; critical remarks; own explanations; comparison of positions; reconstruction of the text in the form of creating tables, figures, diagrams; description of relationships and relationships.
For each source, you need to select the method for processing its content from the following list:
deconstruction, axiomatic method, descriptive method, diachronic method, aspect analysis, hermeneutic analysis, holographic analysis, critical analysis, conceptual analysis, problem analysis, system analysis, comparative analysis, phenomenological analysis.
Requirements for the content of the master’s thesis and the design of the text:
Basic principles of work on the study:
Do not engage in plagiarism and follow the deadlines.
Work constantly. Analysis of scientific sources is labor-intensive work, which can not be performed in a very short time.
The leader does not have to direct every step you take. Consult with him throughout the period of work on the thesis, but do not shift responsibility for the implementation of the plan.
The initiative is not punishable. The master’s thesis is your own research, therefore everything that you do depends on you. Offer ideas, look for literature – this will make your work more quality.
You have the right to make a mistake. Do not be afraid to suggest or assume something – the scientific adviser will necessarily direct your idea in the right direction.
And most importantly – do not be lazy to think and work independently!