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8. Find a hero paper

Identify a high-quality hero paper that guides you as a “best practice template” in the whole process of writing your thesis.
Find a hero paper

Step by Step Guide


Understand the usefulness and how to work with a hero paper


Use the initial literature search and add missing information


Evaluate the identified research articles and choose a hero paper


Identify a second-level hero paper of your target supervisor


Identify a hero thesis that was written at your university

Guiding Questions


What is a Hero Paper? How to find a Hero Paper on your topic? Are the four criteria fulfilled?


Are there potential Hero Papers identified in the inital literature search? Where can you find further ones?


What will your thesis look like? Where can you find a similar structure? The same research methods used?


What can you learn from your supervisor's articles? From the theses of other students?

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