In the first session the kick-off meeting takes place, in which the lecturers present recent, relevant research areas. These can be used as starting point for seminar papers or bachelor theses. In the second session, the topics are distributed to the interested students. After this, individual coordination meetings with the respective lecturer are recommended to define specific research approaches.
In the third session the research proposal is presented, including the structure and method of the research. The deadline for submission is announced in the first session.
Additional coordination meetings are advisable.
One week before the fourth session (date announced in first class), the seminar paper/bachelor thesis work in progress paper is submitted. Then the paper is assessed both by the lecturers and peers. The papers are assigned so that each student has to review one paper according to the provided peer review template. This student is also required to initiate and lead the discussion of the reviewed paper in the fourth session's presentation.
In the fourth session students present their research results, corresponding to the work-in-progress status of the bachelor thesis or the final seminar paper.
The work-in progress status report has to be a finished scientific work in itself with opportunities for extensions, but including all characteristics of a "regular" scientific paper.
Bachelor theses should be finished in the following semester.