Research Seminar "Quantitative Technique in Management Studies"
- This course aims to (1) familiarise the students with the fundamentals of a high quality academic research (2) provide guidance in writing their Bachelor Theses
- (3) advance students' academic presentations skills
- Students should be able to understand the importance of research framework and theoretical foundation of the research as a basis of its contribution to the body of knowledge and demonstrate the ability to identify and access high quality research via citation management systems
- Students should be able to distinguish between different types of academic papers and their implications.
- Students should be able to apply the principles of effective literature review and understand its role and structural differences in different types of academic papers.
- Students should be able to distinguish between different research methods and strategies and understand the ratioanale for their application
- Students should be able to choose appropriate sample defining techniques, data collection strategy, and data analysis methods.
- Students should be able to address validity and reliability issues in the collected data; organise and effective data collection process to gather high quality data for the analysis
- Students should be able to apply recommendations on effective delivery of their academic presentations
- Students should be able to understand the concept of research ethics and possible consequences of fraud and plagiarism
- Introduction. Course structure, learning objectives and assessment methods.Basic concepts. Academic research structure overview and main components. Research impact and quality issues. Research framework and its importance for project analytical and academic formats of the Thesis. Sources, citation management systems, and styles. Theoretical foundation and contribution of the research as the main goal of your future Thesis. Rendering.
- Research design basics and componentsResearch logic. Research questions. Empirical cycle: observation, induction, deduction, testing and evaluation. Types of academic papers and research implications. Literature review as a part of theoretical foundation: types, structure, key words. Theoretical foundation as a part of discussion and conclusion sections. Common pitfalls and mistakes.
- Research methods, procedures and techniquesResearch methods vs research strategies. Experiments and quasi-experiments. Surveys. Observation. Case study. Interviews. Grounded theory. Ethnography. Types of questions to be asked. Target audience and response rate. Mixed methods and common pitfalls.
- Constructs and variables. Data types.Operational definition. Independent, dependent variables. Constant. Confounder, control variables. Measurement levels and structures. Nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio variables. Construct validity. Measurement reliability. Test/retest. Split ratios. Random and systematic error.
- Data collection and data analysis. Sampling. External validity.Recap of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics. Causality and correlation. Research methods in managements and business. Population, sample, stratum, census, element. Random (probability) sampling methods. Non probability sampling methods. Sample estimate. Sampling bias. Confidence interval. Sample size. SEM, fsQCA and possible combinations with regression analysis. Quality control. Panels design. Time series design.
- Research findings and research ethics.Research findings: Results vs. Discussion sections. Research finding and discussion sections. Accuracy, Validity, Limitations, Implications. Reports, scientific papers, abstracts, posters. Accuracy, Validity, Limitations, Implications. Reliability and validity (construct, internal, external). Research ethics: fraud, plagiarism, conflicts of interest. Presentation skills and tips. Research opportunities at HSE
- AssignmentsThe grade is rounded by means of simple arithmetic rounding.
- Research proposal presentationThe grade is rounded by means of simple arithmetic rounding.
- Research proposal defenceThe grade is rounded by means of simple arithmetic rounding
- Thesis work-in-progress draftThe grade is rounded using simple arithmetic rounding.
- Interim assessment (3 module)FG=0,25*AS+0,25*D1+0,25*D2+0,25*TD AS – Assignments D1 – Research proposal presentation D2 – Research proposal defence TD – Thesis work-in-progress draft Rounding is standard. Example 7.5=8; 7.4=7; 7.6=8. The rounding is used for each assessment element. In-class assignments must be uploaded 2 hours before the start of the seminar. Late submissions of the tasks result in 1 point deduction for every 24 hours of the delay. Cameras must be on during the presentations, otherwise the individual score is reduced by 50%.
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- Willem Mertens, Amedeo Pugliese, & Jan Recker. (2017). Quantitative Data Analysis. Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.spr.sprbok.978.3.319.42700.3
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