Supervision Bachelor's and Master's Theses Theses under the supervision of Prof. Ph.D. Tanja Schneider can be written on the following topics: Social studies of science and technology/sociology of technology Digitalization of everyday life Future of food Digital health Technology and sustainability Social studies of neuroscience Qualitative research methods At the Bachelor's level, conceptual thinking is required, which is why both, a comprehensive literature analysis and an empirical paper can be written. At the master's level, methodological and empirical work is required. There is the possibility to propose a topic in the field of the above mentioned topics. In addition, there is the possibility to write a paper on the following predefined topics: Bachelor's thesis: TED talks (in English) A systematic literature review and analysis of the use and importance of TED talks in the communication of scientific knowledge. Bachelor's thesis: Eating well (in English) A systematic literature review and analysis on the meaning of 'eating well' with a focus on Switzerland. Master's thesis: Digital eating and platforms (English) Political and social implications of dietary/food-related data shared on digital “for-profit” platforms. The application procedure for these papers is the same as for topics of your choice. However, please indicate on the application form why you are the right person to work on this topic instead of a description of your proposed reserach topic. Application Procedure Supervision Process Important Information The ideal prerequisite for writing a Bachelor's or Master's thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Tanja Schneider is the successful completion of at least one course in the area of concentration Technologies in the Contextual Studies programme. If you meet this requirement, please fill in the linked form and send it together with your CV (max. 1-2 page/s) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Working on their Bachelor's or Master's thesis, students complete the following milestones: Consultation hours Students writing a Bachelor's- or Master's thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Tanja Schneider can make an appointment here. General regulations of the HSG Please base your work on the general regulations of the HSG: Bachelor's thesis Master's thesis All scientific papers at the University of St.Gallen must be accompanied by a signed declaration of authorship. Literature A selection of basic literature on science and technology studies can be found on the department's home page. We recommend to use a literature management program such as Endnote, Zotero, Citavi or Mendeley when writing your thesis. The HSG offers access to these tools as well as support in learning the applications Qualitative research We recommend the following basic literature on qualitative research: Flick, U. (2018) An Introduction to Qualitative Research. 6th edition, London: Sage. Soldano, J. & Omasta, M. (2017) Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life. London: Sage. Eriksson, P. & Kovalainen, A. (2012) Qualitative Methods in Business Research. 2nd edition, London: Sage. Academic writing The language of the work must be non-discriminatory. The HSG language guidelines explicitly mention linguistic inequalities based on age, skin color, gender, language, national or social origin, etc. as discriminatory. Citation styles such as the APA style also contain regulations on non-discriminatory language. The Writing Lab at the University of St.Gallen offers writing workshops and individual writing consultations. Length and typical outline of the paper The following table gives you a guide for writing empirical and theoretical papers. Empirical papers Theoretical papers 10 % Introduction 10 - 30 % Theory and state of research 10 % Method and analysis procedure 30 % Empirical evidence 10 % Conclusion 10 % Introduction 10 % Method and analysis procedure 70 % Theory and state of research 10 % Conclusion The recommendations here are to be understood as supplementary to the official fact sheets. In addition, please note that these are by no means purely quantitative; rather, the successful submission of this work depends on the substance of the individual chapters.