Topic outline

  • The purpose of this Mycourses space is to facilitate your thesis research and writing process. We want everyone to get the thesis done efficiently and with highest quality!

    We have divided the thesis process to five phases to structure your work:

    • I) Starting to write & building your network
    • II) Doing the literature review
    • III) Conducting empirical work
    • IV) Reporting findings and discussing the results
    • V) Finalizing and publishing your thesis.

    You don't have to follow the phases in strictly linear way, but the structure given here helps tremendously to divide the thesis process into manageable sub-parts. So, consider structuring your work based on the five-part process.

    Each phase (and mycourses section) contains some videos, book chapter(s), and sometimes some additional material. Please watch and read all the material before starting each phase. It will take 1-2 hours from you and it is time well spent! We have tried to curate the materials so that they are on-point, but also deep enough to really help you.

    Sohow to get started?

    The idea is that you join the IDBM Thesis accelerator at the same time when you start your own topic's/domain's/school's Master's Thesis Seminar. You can also join the thesis accelerator before taking the seminar.

    The seminars are designed to provide you the required background information about the thesis work, and also help you to frame your topic and research questions. The IDBM accelerator connects you to a right thesis supervisor and also facilitates your whole thesis process, also after the seminar.

    Now, navigate to the section one: "Starting to write & building your network". Read the instructions. Familiarize yourself with the materials. Then, contact a supervisor (the instructions are there).

    Great to have you onboard! And welcome to the exiting journey of writing the thesis!

    - Ville, Elina, and Niina

  • Not available unless: You are a(n) Student

    Welcome to phase I

    1. Check the videos and materials on this page. Please check them all!

    2. There is a form to be filled - fill and submit it. We will be asking some practicalities that help us in facilitating your work.

    3. Please upload (with the form) all the material you have written about your thesis so far (if available). This helps us in facilitating your work. These can include plans, documents, etc. More we know, more we can help you!

    4. After completing the tasks 1-3, open the list of IDBM thesis supervisors. The list will also indicate if the supervisor is available for new students (a person can only take a certain number of students at the same time - please do not contact the unavailable ones). Select one available supervisor and email her/him and set up the meeting. Use email for this,

    NOTE: if you have already found a supervisor outside IDBM, it is perfectly ok! Please inform one IDBM supervisor (in the list) about that so we can keep our records up-to-date.

    5. Start to write. After selecting a supervisor and agreeing on a meeting with her/him (step 4), begin writing. One page, early draft, is ok. The most important thing is that you start writing!

  • Not available unless: You are a(n) Student
    (Note: This page contains free material linked from non-Aalto sites. The producers have no affiliation with Aalto. The videos may contain advertizing with no link to Aalto)

    This is a very good book chapter (4) from the book: Eriksson, P., & Kovalainen, A. (2015). Qualitative methods in business research: A practical guide to social research. Sage. It describes the purpose of a literature review really well AND connects the literature review to the research questions.

    Here are two videos that describe how to design and write a literature review. The first video is a short introduction to the topic. The second video is a brilliant 45 minute lecture - watch it, it is 100% worth the time!

  • Not available unless: You are a(n) Student

    will be updated in Feb/2021

  • Not available unless: You are a(n) Student

    will be updated in Mar/2021

  • Not available unless: You are a(n) Student

    will be updated in Mar/2021