temas para tesis de licenciatura y maestría

HOT TOPICS! Most of our research has been Internet-based since the 1990s, so we can bring a lot of experience and provide a lot of advice on how to do your thesis research online. Currently, we are conducting research on behaviors and opinions during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we have some other urgent projects for which we seek Master and Bachelor students:

1. Analysis of an existing data set from our Life and Work in Corona times survey
2. ‘Wearing a mask’ study
3. Experience Sampling studies on various longitudinal aspects of living in Corona times
4. Mental accounting experiment
5. A multicultural/multilanguage Google Ngram Study


THESIS TOPICS
. If you are interested in conducting research with our team, this is a list of topics we would be interested in developing as part of a Bachelor or Master thesis (list updated on May 2020)

Current 

Experience Sampling and mobile research

  1. Smartphone sensors, personality and behavior. An experimental study in measurement accuracy of behavioral and environmental sensors in mobile devices
  2. Experience Sampling studies: collecting and analysing data from daily life
  3. In search of the right moment to send a mobile notification in Experience Sampling studies
  4. Improving user experience with mobile notifications
  5. Tracking everyday life with collecting and visualizing GPS data
  6. Collecting GPS data in a browser


Internet-based experiments and Web survey methodology

  1. Interactive online experiments (where participants are playing with each other)
  2. Human interaction in online experiments: How to improve the user experience?
  3. Effects of timing strategies on data quality for web surveys
  4. Experimental study of basic Web experimental techniques
  5. Advantages and disadvantages of online response formats
  6. Development of an R (and Shiny) app


Measurement and scales

  1. Development and validation of an online personality scale (various scales possible)
  2. Replicación español: Propiedades psicométricas de una versión en-línea de la Escala de Deseabilidad Social
  3. Touchscreen versus Mouse: Response formats
  4. A study with migrants on the use of social media


Virtual Reality

  1. Online Virtual Reality (programming skills desired)
  2. Evaluation of a 360-video emotion induction dataset in the German population

 

In the near future

Experience Sampling and mobile research

  1. Experience Sampling in Virtual Reality (programming skills required)

 

Internet-based experiments and Web survey methodology

  1. Understanding the seriousness check and the instruction manipulation check
  2. Social Lab: Programming and evaluating extensions
  3. Interpersonal Comparisons: Dividing the cake with robots – a Web experiment

 

Measurement and scales

  1. Further research on Visual Analog Scales
  2. Sunk cost experiment

 

Virtual Reality

  1. Psychology in 3D – Assessment in virtual realities (programming skills required)
  2. Development of a Presence questionnaire in of Virtual Reality (requirement: programming skills, previous experience in Unity, or strong desire to learn)

 

For any further information on the topics and/or if you are interested in doing your thesis with us, please contact any team member or send an e-mail to sek.reips@uni-konstanz.de.