Research Paper for Pre-MSc TOM

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBS016B10
Vaknaam Research Paper for Pre-MSc TOM
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
ECTS 10
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Research Paper for Pre-MSc TOM
Leerdoelen The research paper is meant to train students in performing scientific research in the field of Technology and Operations Management.

Upon completion of the module, the student has demonstrated that he/she is able to:
1. Introduce a scientifically relevant research topic in the area of Technology and Operations Management.
2. Search for and synthesize appropriate literature.
3. Develop a research framework, consisting of relevant literature, a research objective, conceptual model, and accompanying research questions.
4. Describe the research design in terms of research methods and data collection.
5. If necessary, given the subject, collect quantitative and/or qualitative data and analyze and interpret the data with appropriate techniques.
6. Present and discuss the results of the analysis.
7. Draw conclusions and present recommendations based on the research outcomes and evaluate whether the research objective has been realised.
8. Complete a well-structured report which presents the findings in a clear, coherent and scientific manner.
9. Contribute actively and professionally to a research project.
Omschrijving The paper is an independent piece of work carried out by individual students. With their supervisor, students will choose a topic within the knowledge area of Technology and Operations Management. Activities involve: accessing the relevant literature; specifying a clearly and narrowly defined research question; specifying the research methodology to be applied; collecting and analysing relevant data; and drawing conclusions. Research proposals, progress and preliminary results will be discussed (in groups and individually) on a regular basis. Supervisors have a coaching role, but also act as assessors.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm afstudeeropdracht
Toetsvorm individuele beoordeling
(The paper has to be completed within the scope of a semester. If the grade for the final paper is below the pass mark, one opportunity for reparation will be provided within the scope of this semester; maximum repair grade is 6)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. G.C. Ruël
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Relevant articles from academic journals
Entreevoorwaarden Mathematics for Pre-MSc (EBS002A05, 5 EC) and Business Research Methods for Pre-MSc (EBS001A10, 10 EC) completed.
Opmerkingen As a consequence of the prerequisites, students who, after all examination results have been published, have an insufficient grade on Mathematics for Pre-MSc and/or on Business Research Methods for Pre-MSc - i.e. below 6 - will be excluded from the course.
Contact information: Secretary: e-mail: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl, phone: +31 (0)50 3637060/7491.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM) 1 semester II verplicht