Research & Skills for MSc BA

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
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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Uitgebreide vaknaam Research & Skills for MSc BA
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 project. It focuses on methodological and professional skills preparation, as well as research ethics. For the methodological part (approx. 3.5 EC) students have to gain some basic knowledge about the topic. In weeks 1-3 of the course the basic literature is presented. There is the possibility to ask questions about the topic in a response lecture and there will be a MC test about the literature. In weeks 4-7 students are introduced to one of their favoured research approaches. The approach is more in-depth introduced, how to develop a research proposal following the favoured approach is explained and an existing Master's thesis is judged by the students. In week 9 a research proposal must be delivered. Presence in the methodological lectures and tutorials is optional.
For the professional skills training (approx. 1.5 EC), students set individual learning goals on the basis of an assessment of their current interactional and communication skills. In profile-specific groups of 12-15 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.
For the research ethics four modules of the CITI program must be successfully passed through, plagiarism, privacy and confidentiality, data management, and misconduct. They are online on the nestor site and each includes a short introductory lecture, study materials, and a multiple choice 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 , F. Huigens , M.E. Inklaar, MSc. ,drs. K. Knoester ,drs. M.M. Kroese ,drs. G.W.M. Luttikhuis ,dr. B. Mueller ,drs. J.C.L. Paul ,dr. O.P. Roemeling ,drs. M.J.M. Schoevers ,dr. J.D. van der Bij , N. van der Ouw ,drs. H.P. van Peet
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Virtual reader, a series of academic articles and book chapters Various
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen The assessment of the professional skills training is based on: 1) Personal development plan; 2) Active participation in training sessions (3 days); 3) Reflective report; 4) Group coaching. Moreover, for the successful completion of the training full attendance (100%) is required.
Secretary: Mirjam Berghuis, m.berghuis@rug.nl, tel. +31(0)50363 3453
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