Master's degree handbook: relationship between form, content, evaluation


Document type

Publication date

  • 2009

Series/Report no

  • Læremidler for profesjonsutdanning; 8/2009


  • Høgskolen i Akershus


  • 978-82-488-0033-0


  • 1501-6080


  • This handbook focuses on what and how to communicate with readers through a master's thesis and on the relationships between content, form and evaluation as well as on scientific ways of thinking. Consistent and thorough preparation and editing of the manuscript will increase readability and lend more weight to the scientific content. Suggestions for quality assuring scientific texts; general rules, useful tips, checklists for editing and requirements to textual content are provided and considered in relation to international evaluation criteria for master degrees from 2003. Whether writing a project report or a master’s thesis, it is well worth using these guidelines actively, right from the start. Ongoing quality assurance of the manuscript will allow more time to focus on textual content rather than having to make extensive revisions immediately prior to submission deadline.