Research & Skills for MSc BA

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode EBM050A05
Vaknaam Research & Skills for MSc BA
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b (en semester II b)
ECTS 5
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Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course students are able to:
1. Discern between different research approaches;
2. Critically evaluate the quality of a master's thesis;
3. Draw up a high quality research proposal;
4. Show effective behaviour in professional communicative interaction in the context of the Master's thesis period as well as in future jobs;
5. Show ethical behavior in research.
Omschrijving This course aims to prepare students for their Master's thesis projects. It focuses on methodological and professional skills preparation, as well as research ethics. For research methods, students have to gain some basic knowledge about the topics. In weeks 1-3 there are two lectures about theory building, quantitative research methods and qualitative research methods and a MC test about lectures and literature. In weeks 4-7 students are introduced to either quantitative or qualitative tutorials. More in-depth topics about corresponding topics are introduced, how to develop a research proposal following the favored quantitative or qualitative approach is explained, and an existing research proposal is judged by the students. In week 9 a research proposal must be delivered. Presence in the lectures and tutorials is optional.
For skills training, students set individual learning goals on the basis of an assessment of their current interactional and communication skills. In profile-specific groups of 15 students, we will work on these competencies by practicing, observing and reflecting on individual experiences during the Master's thesis period and with a view to the professional field. Real-life cases will be used to explore options in interactional skills. Varying per profile, competencies include listening and feedback skills, effective interactional skills, dealing with ambiguities and resistance, self-reflection, consultancy skills, empathy, persuasive skills and personal leadership. The training will be completed by group coaching. Full attendance of training sessions is required.
For research ethics four online modules of the CITI program must be successfully passed through, plagiarism, privacy and confidentiality, data management, and misconduct. Each module includes a short introductory lecture, study materials, and a MC test. If you pass the test you will receive a certificate that should be handed over to the course coordinator in order to receive a course grade.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, intervisie, practica
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met meerkeuzevragen, tussentoets(en)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. Q. Dong
Docent(en) dr. H.C. Bruns ,drs. G.J.M.H. Coffeng ,dr. Q. Dong ,drs. M.M. Kroese ,drs. G.W.M. Luttikhuis ,dr. B. Mueller ,dr. O.P. Roemeling ,drs. M.J.M. Schoevers ,dr. J.D. van der Bij
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Series of academic articles and reading materials Various
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen This course covers in-depth knowledge about research methods and professional skills. Attendance of lectures and tutorials in not enforced by grade. Yet, preparation for, attendance at, and participation in lectures and tutorials are important for achieving the learning objectives. The successful completion of skills training requires full attendance of all training sessions. Students need to read a series of academic articles before each lecture and do the assignments before tutorials and skills training.
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