Available Topics for Bachelor & Master Theses and Project Studies

How to Apply for your Bachelor/Master Thesis or Project Study at our Chair

You are thinking about writing your thesis at our chair? Or are you planning to carry out your project study with us? Please carefully read this webpage. It provides you with crucial information on the different options we offer and how you should approach us.

In order to properly arrange your supervision, we ask you to approach only one potential supervisor at a time and not to contact others until you have received an answer.

In general, your theses or project studies will be coached by a research associate and guided by the professor. We expect a high level of commitment and diligence. It is very important to follow the guidelines of scientific research! Please also see our Introduction to Scientific Research

Bachelor thesis Master thesis Project studies

Cycle:

Any time

Any time

Any time

Duration / Length:

12 weeks (12 ECTS)

20 weeks (30 ECTS)

1-2 terms (18 ECTS)

Written examination requirements:

Thesis (9.000 - 12.000 words excl. table of contents, references, and appendices)

Thesis (18.000 - 25.000 words excl. table of contents, references, and appendices)

Project Study Documentation (ca. 10-15 pages per person, in consultation with supervisor)

Oral presentation requirements:

None

20 min. presentation at Informationmanagement meets Abschlussarbeiten + 10 min. dicussion

20 min. presentation at Informationmanagement meets Abschlussarbeiten + 10 min. discussion

Guideline:

DE and EN

DE and EN

DE and EN

Application procedure

Follow the information on theses

Follow the information on theses

Follow the information on project studies

Hand-in requirements

Thesis as .docx and .pdf

Presentation as .pptx and .pdf;
Thesis as .docx and .pdf

Presentation as .pptx and .pdf;
Project study report as .docx and .pdf

Diploma thesis last 3 or 6 months
We offer four different “types” of theses at our chair:
    For this option, applications are only possible at specific deadlines:
  1. You can apply to write a thesis at our Chair by applying at three faculty-wide centralized deadlines (see below).
  2. For these options, you can apply continuously and at any time:
  3. An option with little preparation effort on your side is to apply for a topic we have announced on this webpage (see below).
  4. If you want to suggest your own topic, we expect an initial literature review and identification of a potential research gap and question(s). Therefore, you should also have familiarized yourself with theories that have been used to investigate your area of interest.
  5. If you want to carry out your thesis with a corporate partner, we welcome your application. Please note that your corporate partner needs to grant the permission that your thesis results, in an anonymized form, may be used for scientific purposes.
Please follow the according procedures:
Type of thesis Preparation effort on your side Procedures

1. Centralized application

Low
  1. If you are interested in this centralized application, please note the following application periods and deadlines:
    1. Start Application Period I: 08.02. (00:00), Deadline Application Period I: 15.02. (23:59)
    2. Start Application Period II: 08.06. (00:00), Deadline Application Period II: 15.06. (23:59)
    3. Start Application Period III: 08.10. (00:00), Deadline Application Period III: 15.10. (23:59)
  2. Within these periods, send an e-mail to jannes.menck@uni-goettingen.de and provide all of the following information:
    1. Indicate your desired thesis type (Bachelor or Master)
    2. Attach your current FlexNow grade sheet as PDF (Print Out)
  3. We will respond with a topic proposal within 1 week after the respective application period deadline and expect your confirmation mail indicating your acceptance of our topic proposal until these dates:
    1. Topic Proposal Response Period I: until 21.02., Deadline Topic Confirmation by Student Period I: 01.03. (23:59)
    2. Topic Proposal Response Period II: until 21.06., Deadline Topic Confirmation by Student Period II: 01.07. (23:59)
    3. Topic Proposal Response Period III: until 21.10., Deadline Topic Confirmation by Student Period III: 01.11. (23:59)

2. Working on an announced thesis topic

Low-Medium
  1. Choose one of the available topics outlined on this webpage
  2. Write an e-mail to the supervisor mentioned below and provide all of the following information:
    1. Justify and demonstrate your interest in the research topic
    2. Attach your current CV as PDF
    3. Attach your current FlexNow grade sheet as PDF (Print Out)
  3. Wait for a response before you get in contact with another potential supervisor from our chair

3. Suggesting your own thesis topic

High
  1. Review the current research literature* to identify a noteworthy research gap (please note that a mere “I want to write about E-Scooter utilization in Göttingen since it hadn’t been done before” thought is not sufficient to motivate your thesis). You can refer to our Information Systems (IS) Basket of 8 Journals (MISQ, ISJ, EJIS, …) or our IS conferences (ICIS, ECIS, PACIS, AMCIS, HICSS).
  2. Formulate a research gap and research question* based on your reviewed research literature (e.g., you can examine published literature reviews and papers and their discussion/future research sections). You should also familiarize yourself with theories that have (recently) been used in your area of interest.
  3. Carefully check the websites of our research associates (Team) and their research interests as well as publication history to determine whether one of our team members covers your topic
  4. Write an e-mail to your potential supervisor and provide all of the following information:
    1. Justify and demonstrate your interest in the research topic
    2. Provide an outline of your literature review and the research gap you have identified
    3. Attach your current CV as PDF
    4. Attach your current FlexNow grade sheet as PDF (Print Out)
  5. Wait for a response before you get in contact with another potential supervisor from our chair

4. Suggesting your thesis in cooperation with a corporate partner

High
  1. Identify an interesting corporate partner
  2. Identify a current research topic, gap, and question that can be carried out with this partner*
  3. Arrange a supervision arrangement with this partner (e.g., a written confirmation that this partner is willing to support you in your thesis and provide you with the necessary access to employees and/or data)
  4. Please get in contact with your corporate partner and get a confirmation that the data and results of your thesis can be used in an anonymized form for scientific purposes
  5. Write an e-mail to Professor Lutz M. Kolbe and provide all of the following information:
    1. Justify and demonstrate your interest in the research topic
    2. Provide an outline on your aspired research topic, gap, and question
    3. Provide a brief outline of your corporate partner and contact details of your supervisor
    4. Provide a confirmation that the data and results from your thesis may be used in an anonymized form for scientific purposes
    5. Attach your current CV as PDF
    6. Attach your current FlexNow grade sheet as PDF (Print Out)
  6. Wait for a response before you get in contact with another potential supervisor from our chair
*For more information on how to identify a research gap, you could, for example, refer to the article of Mueller-Bloch and Kranz (2015): A Framework for Rigorously Identifying Research Gaps in Qualitative Literature Reviews
In your project studies, you will have the unique opportunity to investigate a research topic in-depth. Over the course of 1-2 terms, your group (2-5 students) will become experts in your particular research topic and carry out a substantial implementation project (e.g., programming a simulation, conducting mixed-method research, or the like). Please peer up before you contact us.
Type of thesis Preparation effort on your side Procedures

1. Working on an announced project studies topic

Low-Medium
  1. Choose one of the available topics outlined on this webpage
  2. Write an e-mail to the supervisor mentioned below and provide all of the following information:
    1. Justify and demonstrate your interest in the research topic
    2. Provide contact details for all of your group members
    3. Attach your current and all of your group members’ CVs as PDF
    4. Attach your and all of your group members’ current FlexNow grade sheets as PDF (Print Out)
  3. Wait for a response before you get in contact with another potential supervisor from our chair

2. Suggesting your own project studies topic

High
  1. Review the current research literature* to identify a noteworthy research gap (please note that a mere “I want to write about E-Scooter utilization in Göttingen since it hadn’t been done before” thought is not sufficient to motivate your thesis). You can refer to our Information Systems (IS) Basket of 8 Journals (MISQ, ISJ, EJIS, …) or our IS conferences (ICIS, ECIS, PACIS, AMCIS, HICSS).
  2. Formulate a research gap and research question* based on your reviewed research literature (e.g., you can examine published literature reviews and papers and their discussion/future research sections). You should also familiarize yourself with theories that have (recently) been used in your area of interest.
  3. Carefully check the websites of our research associates (Team) and their research interests as well as publication history to determine whether one of our team members covers your topic
  4. Write an e-mail to the supervisor mentioned below and provide all of the following information:
    1. Justify and demonstrate your interest in the research topic
    2. Provide an outline of your literature review and the research gap you have identified
    3. Provide contact details for all of your group members
    4. Attach your current and all of your group members’ CVs as PDF
    5. Attach your and all of your group members’ current FlexNow grade sheets as PDF (Print Out)
  5. Wait for a response before you get in contact with another potential supervisor from our chair

3. Suggesting your thesis in cooperation with a corporate partner

High
  1. Identify an interesting corporate partner
  2. Identify a current research topic, gap, and question that can be carried out with this partner*
  3. Arrange a supervision arrangement with this partner (e.g., a written confirmation that this partner is willing to support you in your thesis and provide you with the necessary access to employees and/or data)
  4. Please get in contact with your corporate partner and get a confirmation that the data and results of your thesis can be used in an anonymized form for scientific purposes
  5. Write an e-mail to Professor Lutz M. Kolbe and provide all of the following information:
    1. Justify and demonstrate your interest in the research topic
    2. Provide an outline on your aspired research topic, gap, and question
    3. Provide a brief outline of your corporate partner and contact details of your supervisor
    4. Provide a confirmation that the data and results from your thesis may be used in an anonymized form for scientific purposes
    5. Attach your current and all of your group members’ CVs as PDF
    6. Attach your and all of your group members’ current FlexNow grade sheets as PDF (Print Out)
  6. Wait for a response before you get in contact with another potential supervisor from our chair
*For more information on how to identify a research gap, you could, for example, refer to the article of Mueller-Bloch and Kranz (2015): A Framework for Rigorously Identifying Research Gaps in Qualitative Literature Reviews

Contact:
Faculty of Economic Sciences
Chair of Information Management

Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5
37073 Göttingen
Tel. +49 (0)551 / 39-24440

lkolbe@uni-goettingen.de
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Topics for Bachelor & Master Theses and Project Studies

DTRC Digital Transformation Research Center SMRG Smart Mobility Research Group DHRG Digital Health Research Group B Bachelor Thesis M Master Thesis P Project Studies

Research Group Name* Basic Literature Type of Research Type Contact Info

SMRG

To warn or not to warn ? That is the question ! An analysis of innovative traffic-accident warning systems using augmented reality

Dawn et al. (2007) Market analysis, quantitative research B Menck, Lechte

DHRG

Apps on prescription (DIGAs): Analysis of emerging markets and future directions

DIGA Verzeichnis Deutschland Market analysis, Conceptualization, Lit Rev P Aslan, Greve

SMRG

Analysis of business models for digital warning systems

Dahlinger et al. (2015) Literature Analysis B Menck, Lechte

DHRG

"My Precious" - Analysis of Varying Sensitivities of Data Types and the Impact on Consumers' Perceived Severity of a Data Breach

Jackson, Vanteeva & Fearon (2019) quantitative research - structural equation modelling M Diesterhöft

DHRG

What is possible? Analyzing potentials and limitations of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in hospitals

Kreimeyer et al. (2017) Framework Development, Literature Analysis B M Aslan

SMRG

The Perception of Conversational-Agent-Human-Interaction: Attribution Theory

Brendel et al. (2020), Seeger et al. (2018), Feine et al. (2019) Experiment B M Riquel

DHRG

Are we there yet? Challenges of using Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

Car et al. (2019) Framework Development, Literature Analysis B M P Aslan

SMRG

Watch out! Conceptualization and implementation of a simulation platform to test traffic warning systems (AR/VR-enabled)

Stone et al. (2021) Conceptualization, Development for VR M P Menck, Lechte

SMRG

Technostress in the context of in-vehicle information systems/dating portals/further areas

M Dr. Nastjuk

DHRG

“Is for me? 👉👈” – Understanding and Learning from Human-Data Interaction

Mortier et al. 2014 Framework Development, Literature Analysis B M Aslan

DHRG

An interview-based analysis of planned response actions after a data breach in the healthcare sector

DiCicco-Bloom & Crabtree (2006), Goode et al. (2017) Qualitative Research (Interview) B M Diesterhöft

DHRG

“Only for the rich?” – Perception of Data Privacy in Developing Countries

Muli and Mutua (2013) Framework Development, Literature Analysis B M Aslan

DHRG

What does your boomer doctor know about AI? The implications of AI use for stakeholders in Healthcare

Randhawa and Jackson (2020) Framework Development, Literature Analysis B M P Aslan

SMRG

Kann Strom mehr sein als Grün? – Veganer Strom

Framework Development, Literature Analysis B M Harnischmacher

DHRG

"Look at me. I'm the captain now." - The Role of Perceived Control in Data Breach Response Strategies

Guo et al. (2016) quantitative research - structural equation modelling B M Diesterhöft

SMRG

***Individual CA experiments based on actual SMRG research activities***

Brendel et al. (2020), Seeger et al. (2018), Feine et al. (2019) Experiment B M P Riquel

SMRG

The dark side of digitalization

M Dr. Nastjuk

SMRG

Hit or Flop: Predicting innovation diffusion through what the media says about an innovation

M Dr. Nastjuk

DHRG

The dark side of shiny AI… Understanding the ethical and social challenges of AI use in Healthcare

Ngiam and Khor (2019) Framework Development, Literature Analysis B M P Aslan

SMRG

Information Security & Compliance - An overview of current topics can be found here

B M Masuch

DHRG

Privacy in the digital age: IS it any good? Understanding the privacy discussion in Information Systems (IS) research

Belanger and Crossler (2019) Framework Development, Literature Analysis B M P Aslan

SMRG

Discovering trending topics in the news and the emotions surrounding these topics

M Dr. Nastjuk

DHRG

Just use it dude.. The value of explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) in Healthcare

Amann et al. (2020) Framework Development, Literature Analysis B M P Aslan

SMRG

Old ideas end up in university textbooks: a look at the topics covered in university textbooks and the frequency they appear in academic and practitioner literatures

M Dr. Nastjuk

DHRG

Once upon a time... Influence of different types of text on consumer perceptions: A storytelling perspective of data breaches

Black & Kelley (2009), Goode et al. (2017) Experiment, Structual Equation Modelling M Diesterhöft

*Unsolicited application: If you have ideas, suggestions or concepts for your own topics, please contact one of the persons listed above at any time. Ideally, your topic should match the research areas of the respective academic staff member.


Last update: 01.07.2021