Research & Professional Skills for HRM

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM009B05
Vaknaam Research & Professional Skills for HRM
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b (en semester II b)
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Research & Professional Skills for HRM
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. discuss the most important criteria of a good introduction (from an HRM perspective: what is the issue, why should the issue be studied, what is the explanation, why is this explanation appropriate, what is the approach to the manuscript, why is this approach appropriate), and structure and write a Research Proposal introduction section in which all criteria of a good introduction are applied.
2. discuss the most important types of hypotheses and conceptual models (from an HRM perspective), and structure and write a Research Proposal theory section in which the hypotheses and conceptual model are argued for
discuss the most important types of methods for data-gathering (from an HRM perspective: field studies and experimental studies), and structure and write a Research Proposal method section in which the methodology is described and justified.
4. prepare datasets for hypothesis testing.
5. apply the most important statistical techniques (from an HRM perspective: ANOVA and moderation/mediation/moderated-mediation regression analyses) and interpret and communicate the most important results.
6. assess their current social and professional communication skills in the context of research for their master thesis and as a future HRM professional.
7. know how to effectively employ these skills and identify learning goals for further development.
Omschrijving In the Research Skills part of the course (60%), students will be prepared to write a research proposal, and to conduct six assignments over the course of seven tutorial sessions. These sessions will cover basic topics such as writing introductions, identifying and creating good research questions, and transforming these into conceptual models, but also more advanced topics suchas quantitative data analysis, moderation hypotheses, and mediation hypotheses. The main goal of this course is for students to write a proper research proposal which they will carry out during their Master’s Thesis. By doing so, students should be optimally equipped to start their Master’s Thesis in the most effective and efficient way possible.
In the preceding half-semester (sem. 1.1 and 2.1), a 2-hour introduction will prepare students for the start of the Professional Skills training course (40% of the entire course): exploring skills and competencies required for the field of HR. Subsequently, students will identify learning goals on the basis of individual assignments of their current levels of effective communication and social skills, and will submit a professional development plan.
The 4-day training course explores a variety of work-related themes during which students will work on competencies by practicing, observing, and reflecting on their own experiences. The training is geared both to students’ personal leadership during the master’s programme and to working as HR professionals after graduation. A reflection report and a coaching session will complete the course.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm -computer practicum,  -individuele begeleiding, gecombineerde hoor-/werkcolleges
(1) The Research Skills part (60%) consists of seven plenary tutorial meetings, and individual/group-based meeting with the research proposal supervisor. 2) The Professional Skills part (40%) consists of: introductory trainingsession, self-assessment, professional development plan, and group training)
Toetsvorm -individuele opdracht
(The Research Skills part (60%; educational goal 1-5) is assessed through a research proposal that is to be written. The Professional Skills part (40%; educational goal 6-7) is assessed through a professional development plan, reflective report, coaching session, and active participation in training sessions. Both parts have to be sufficient in order to pass the course.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. L.B. Mulder
Docent(en) drs. G.J.M.H. Coffeng ,drs. M.M. Kroese ,drs. G.W.M. Luttikhuis ,drs. M.J.M. Schoevers
Verplichte literatuur
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Manuals (via Nestor)
Entreevoorwaarden This field course is exclusively offered to students officially registered as participants in the Master of Science Human Resource Management.
Opmerkingen This course will be offered in semester IIb as well.
The coordinator of the 'Professional Skills' part of the course is G.J.M.H. Coffeng MA.
For further information please contact the secretary of MSc HRM: Zedef Karakayali, z.karakayali@rug.nl (phone: +31 (0)50 363 4288, room 5411-0343)
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Human Resource Management/HRM  (basisprogramma MSc HRM) 1 semester I b verplicht
Wordt meerdere malen per jaar aangeboden 1 semester II b keuze