Design and Writing Master Dissertation

Course Information
TitleΣχεδιασμός και συγγραφή διπλωματικής εργασίας / Design and Writing Master Dissertation
Interdepartmental ProgrammeSemiotics, Culture and Communication
Collaborating SchoolsFrench Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600014983

Programme of Study: Semiotics, Culture and Communication

Registered students: 31
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course presents good practices in the design of master dissertation. It describes and analyzes the two main axes of such a research endeavour in the context of the present master programme: research design and organization - formatting the dissertation as a type of scientific text. The first axis deals with combining previous research, contemporary findings and new hypothesis so as to propose the conduct of a future research. The course presents the required knowledge and skills for the successful design of a master dissertation. This design, also called research proposal, is a formal piece of scientific writing and a requirement in order to conduct a future research. The second axis is about the organization of the dissertation itself, in terms of structure and content, correct formatting, and the referencing system APA. These two axes are presented at the same time through the development of the research proposal, both as research design and as a type of scientific text. The topic of the research proposal will be chosen by the participants themselves and it could be the topic of their own dissertation or in a different area.
research design, organization-formatting a dissertation, referencing system
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment40
Written assigments120
Student Assessment
The assessment will include the active participation in the class, the development of the research proposal (80%), and the oral presentation in the form of ppt (20%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δαμασκηνίδης, Γ. & Χριστοδούλου, Α. (2014). Η Ερευνητική Πρόταση στη Μεταπτυχιακή και Διδακτορική Έρευνα. Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο.
Additional bibliography for study
Bell, J. & Waters, S. (2014). Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers in Education and Social Science, 6th edition. London: Open University Press. Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G. & Williams, J.M. (2003) (2nd ed.) The Craft of Research. Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press. Christensen, L. B. (2007). Η Πειραματική Μέθοδος στην Επιστημονική Έρευνα (μτφ. Α. Γιαννακοπούλου και Ν. Παπασταύρου). Αθήνα: Παπαζήση. Cobin, J. & Strauss, A. (2008). Basics of qualitative research: Techniques and procedures for developing grounded research (3rd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Cohen, L., Manion, L. & Morisson, K. (2008). Μεθοδολογία Εκπαιδευτικής έρευνας. Κυρανάκης, Σ., Μαυράκη, Μ. και Μητσοπούλου, Χ. (μτφ). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο. Creswell, J. W. (2009). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Δαμασκηνίδης, Γ. (2016). Η ανάπτυξη της ερευνητικής σκέψης στoν επιστημονικό σχεδιασμό διδακτορικών διατριβών: Ένας οδηγός για τις Ανθρωπιστικές και Κοινωνικές Επιστήμες. Το Βήμα των Κοινωνικών Επιστημών, τ.66, 172-197. Denzin, N. K., & Lincoln, Y. S. (2011). The SAGE Handbook of qualitative research ( 4th ed.). Los Angeles: Sage Publications. Δημητρόπουλος, Ε. (2004). Εισαγωγή στη Μεθοδολογία της Επιστημονικής Έρευνας: Προς ένα Σύστημα Δυναμικό Μοντέλο Μεθοδολογίας Επιστημονικής Έρευνας. Αθήνα: Ελλήν. Erlandson, D., Harris, E., Skipper, B. & Allen, S. (1993). Doing Naturalistic Inquiry: A Guide to Methods, Newbury Park: Sage Publications. Gillham, B. (2000). Case Study Research Methods. London, New York: Continuum. Hammersley, M. (2007) (ed). Educational Research and Evidence-based Practice. London: Sage. Holliday, A. R. (2007). Doing and Writing Qualitative Research, 2nd Edition. London: Sage Publications Javeau, C. (1996). Η Έρευνα με Ερωτηματολόγιο: Το εγχειρίδιο του καλού ερευνητή. (Κ. Τζαννόνε - Τζωρτζή, Eπιμ. έκδ. και μετάφρασης). Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω – Γιώργος Δαρδάνος. Kelly, A., & Lesh, R. (Eds.) (2000). The Handbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Mason, J. (2003). Η διεξαγωγή της ποιοτικής έρευνας. Κυριαζή, Ν. (επιστημονική επιμέλεια). Δημητριάδου, Ε. (μτφ.). Αθήνα: εκδ. Ελληνικά Γράμματα. Παπαναστασίου, Κ., Παπαναστασίου,Ε. Κ. (2005). Μεθοδολογία Εκπαιδευτικής Έρευνας. Λευκωσία: Αυτοέκδοση. Παππάς, Θ. (2002). Η Μεθοδολογία της Επιστημονικής Έρευνας στις Ανθρωπιστικές Επιστήμες. Αθήνα: Καρδαμίτσα. Robson, C. (1993). Real World Research: A Resource for Social Scientists and Practitioner-Researchers. Oxford: Blackwell. Σιάρδος, Γ.Κ. (2005). Μεθοδολογία κοινωνιολογικής έρευνας. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ζήτη. Tσοπάνογλου, Α. (2010). Μεθοδολογία της Επιστημονικής Έρευνας και Εφαρμογές της στην Αξιολόγηση της Γλωσσικής Κατάρτισης. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ζήτη.
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