Supervision Bachelor's and Master's Theses Theses with Prof. Ph.D. Tanja Schneider can be written in the following subject areas: Social studies of science and technology/sociology of technology Social studies of markets and finance Sociology of consumption Sociology of apps Digitalization of everyday life (e.g. food and eating) Digital health Social studies of neuroscience Qualitative research methods At Bachelor level, conceptual thinking is to be promoted, which is why both a comprehensive literature analysis and an empirical paper can be written. Please also note that for BBWL (O19) papers, a business reference should be created. At Master's level, methodological and empirical work is required. There is the possibility to propose a topic in the area of the mentioned subject areas (see above) or to write a thesis on the following predefined topics: Bachelor's thesis: Mapping Food Apps (German and English) How are food apps presented on app store platforms? Which socio-technical promises are prominent? Master's thesis: Digital eating and platforms (English) How are digital platforms (incl. apps) changing food provision (e.g. meal-box schemes) and food consumption in households? 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, for a Bachelor's thesis 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. The following books and podcasts provide a good overview of the topics of the Department of Technology Studies: Selection of Books Sismondo, S. (2010) An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. Bauer, S., Heinemann, T. und T. Lemke (Hrsg.) (2017) Science and Technology Studies. Klassische Positionen und aktuelle Perspektiven. Berlin: Suhrkamp. Felt, U., Fouché, R. Miller, C. A. and L. Smith-Doerr (eds.) (2017) The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Massachusetts: The MIT Press. Selection of Podcasts The Received Wisdom by Shobita Parthasarathy and Jack Stilgoe Podcasts on new books in science, technology and society Working on their Bachelor's or Master's thesis, students complete the following milestones: Supervision Agreement For BBWL (O19) theses, this form is filled out by the students after the first get-to-know-you meeting. 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.