Bachelor Thesis

Requirements for students who want to write a thesis

Students have to make sure that they are eligible for writing a thesis at an IS chair. We currently do not have specific additional formal requirements. Depending on the topic, however, applicants should be interested in quantitative analyses, as most of our research projects (and consequently, many topics advertised) involve data analytics.

Application Process

Students can apply for theses for the respective semester until the last Sunday prior to the start of the lecture period.

Semester Application deadline
WS21 17 October 2021
SS22 24 April 2022
WS22 16 October 2022

There is no specific application period, however, the deadline applies for the respective semester and applications submitted after the deadline won’t be considered for the running semester. Students are encouraged to reach out early and discuss potential topics upfront.

In the first week of the lecture period, applications are screened and, if necessary, interviews are scheduled. At the end of the week, students will be notified.

Application

If you want to write your Bachelor thesis with the Bits to Energy Lab, please use our application form and send us your CV, current transcript of record, and the name of the topic you are interested in. In case you have your own research idea, please also provide a short, but meaningful description of the topic.

Seminar for Bachelor’s thesis

A seminar is offered for all students writing a thesis with our group. The format of the seminar depends on the number of students, however. The deliverables of the seminar (i.e., a research proposal and a presentation) are not graded, but evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Open Topics

Topic Supervisor

Nudging refers to interventions by public or private agents aimed at steering peoples’ decisions in a particular direction, while still perpetuating the freedom to make individual decisions. Next to an increased prevalence of nudges in our analog world, the term of digital nudging evolved recently. It refers to “the use of user-interface design elements to guide people’s behavior in digital choice environments” (Weinmann, Schneider & vom Brocke, 2016, p. 1). As more and more groceries are purchased online, digital nudges to increase the nutritional quality of food choice are a promising approach to improve people’s health. This thesis aims at conducting an extensive literature review to summarize digital nudging approaches in the nutrition domain, compare their effects to analogous ones and find possible reasons for differential effects.
Leonard Michels