In the course of your Bachelor’s degree, you have to acquire a total of 12 research points by participating in various research activities. The research points are not mandatory for the completion of the propaedeutic course. They must be presented only upon completion of the bachelor’s degree. For the master’s program, 7 research points are required. The required number of research points must be fulfilled at the latest when the curriculum is released for the bachelor’s degree or the master’s degree.
In addition to participation in empirical projects (filling out questionnaires, participation as an interview partner), you can also earn research points by participating in extracurricular workshops/additional courses/groups and by attending internal and external lectures.

You can find a list of possibilities on the internal cloud or here: PTW_Research-Points-SoSe_2021.pdf

Please also note that the Rectorate’s mailing list sends out information about current studies, conferences and meetings. All SFU research activities can be found at: https://ptw.sfu.ac.at/en/research/

Contact & crediting of points

General requests:
Isabella Wagner, 4th floor, room 4002, isabella.wagner@sfu.ac.at

Crediting of points:
Studies Service Centre
Bettina Pfitzner, 4th floor, room 4004, bettina.pfitzner@sfu.ac.at
Ulrike Fenz, 4th floor, room 4004, ulrike.fenz@sfu.ac.at

Confirmation of attendance

Currently, confirmations of points are made online via e-mail.

  • You will receive the confirmation of your participation in extracurricular workshops/additional courses/groups from the respective workshop/course/additional course leaders. If you are participating in empirical projects conducted by SFU faculty/students, you will also receive confirmation of participation from the project director. Please present these confirmations of participation when recording the points in the study book at SSC PTW.
  • If you are participating in online lectures organized by SFU, please contact the event management in advance and ask for a confirmation of participation. You will be sent a confirmation of your attendance at the end of the event. Please present these confirmations of participation when recording the points in the study book at SSC PTW.
  • If you are participating in online studies or online lectures from external research institutions, please take a screenshot proving your participation and send it to Isabella Wagner for confirmation of points. Please present these confirmations of participation when recording the points in the study book at SSC PTW.

Possibilities

Extracurricular workshops/additional courses/groups

WHAT? You will see courses in the timetable with the supplement (additional offer). Many of these courses are research-specific and provide you with valuable research points. Here are some examples: “Introduction to Atlas.ti – computer software for qualitative analysis”, “Seminar Biography Research” etc.
HOW? You can find these additional offers in the timetable and here on the list of research points.
WHEN? Every semester a handful of these workshops and courses are offered. An attendance hour is a research point. Please note, however, that you have to register (!) for most of the workshops and some workshops have to be attended fully (not just a separate hour). This depends on the workshop (please have it signed in the study book on the site “Research Points” or discuss with the teacher how to confirm your attendance).

Empirical projects

WHAT? Take part in interviews, surveys, focus groups, etc. of colleagues or in current studies and surveys of the Sigmund Freud Private University and other scientific institutions.
HOW? You can find the current projects here on the list of research points or as a mailing from the Rectorate’s mailing list. If you are looking for interview partners or study participants in the course of your bachelor or master thesis, please contact Isabella Wagner, who will share your search request.
WHEN? At the beginning of the semester, empirical projects are collected on the list of research points. Later projects are continuously added to the list and sent out via the Rectorate’s mailing list.

Internal and external events

WHAT? At SFU and at other institutions, scientific lectures, meetings, conferences take place on an ongoing basis, which you can attend and thereby earn research points.
HOW? You can find the internal events here on the list of research points and in the SFU event calendar. If known to us, external events are sent out via the Rectorate’s mailing list.
WHEN? You can find the current events on the list of research points and in the SFU Event Calendar. Please also note the mailings of the Rectorate.

Own research initiatives by students

WHAT? Important research activities also include personal initiative. Present a poster at a conference, write a book review on a textbook or a professional article. You can also start a student research group on a research topic or participate in a group of colleagues. The possibilities are open, for further ideas please contact us!
HOW? The most important thing is that you register your own initiatives with us in advance! Please ask for more information at isabella.wagner@sfu.ac.at. You have to prove your activities and will receive research points in the office or from Isabella Wagner (4th floor, room 4002), issued for this purpose.