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Research Seminar I

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
1 year, 3, 4 module


Course Syllabus


Practice-oriented course, the objectives of which are: the development of the ability to conduct research in the field of management, the acquisition of knowledge about modern information technologies used to conduct research, the acquisition of knowledge about working in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and the development of skills for searching and processing information.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To be able to build the correct basis of the research (consistent aim - objectives - research questions)
  • To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a relevant literature and conclude the main results of previous studies
  • To be able to use appropriate research methods, find sources of data, collect and analyze data
  • To obtain an empirical evidence, understand the basis of goodness of the data and evaluate critically results
  • To draw thoughtful conclusions, provide discussion of the research results
  • To be able to present the results vividly
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To establish a good base of the scientific research
  • To form appropriate and interconnected aim, objectives and research questions of the study
  • To be ready to communicate the research idea behind the study
  • To be able to direct the topic towards current market/business trends
  • To be able to narrow or to broaden the topic of the research
  • To be able to navigate the study using theories and other researcher's results
  • To be able to argument the conclusions based on the literature review
  • To be able to work with academic articles
  • To be able to distinguish between the methods of the research
  • To understand the importance of the validity and reliability
  • To be able to present the results vividly
  • To be able to provide argumented discussion of the presented results
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introductory part
  • Literature review part
  • Methodology part
  • Results and Discussion
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Analysis of cases
    Interim assignments made in class connected with research questions, topic formulation, articles for the analysis
  • non-blocking Final presentation
    Final presentation that consists of: Topic formulation & purpose of the research RQs & their justification Aim & objectives Primary literature review Visual strength & involvement
  • non-blocking Written assignments
    Written assignments: trends essay, forms for discusssion, data-base work, scenarios
  • non-blocking Visual power set
    Submission of key visuals from the seminars (cognitive map, conceptual model, mind map, ontology)
  • non-blocking In-class activity
  • non-blocking Pre-defense presentation
    Pre-defense presentation of the research
  • non-blocking Final RS presentation
    Final presentation of the research made - as a rehearsal for the further defense
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.3 * Final RS presentation + 0.4 * In-class activity + 0.3 * Pre-defense presentation


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Business research methods, Cooper, D., 2006
  • Designing and conducting mixed methods research, Creswell, J.W., 2011
  • Fink, A. (1998). Conducting Research Literature Reviews : From Paper to the Internet. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=63272
  • Giffin, J., & Willis, L. (2009). Business Communication Skills: Self-Marketing and Discussion Skills. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.543D151D
  • Gordon Rugg, & Marian Petre. (2007). A Gentle Guide to Research Methods. Open University Press.
  • Gravina, N., Villacorta, J., Albert, K., Clark, R., Curry, S., & Wilder, D. (2018). A Literature Review of Organizational Behavior Management Interventions in Human Service Settings from 1990 to 2016. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38(2/3), 191–224. https://doi.org/10.1080/01608061.2018.1454872
  • Knopf, J. W. (2006). Doing a Literature Review. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.6DDBE740
  • Management development: design, evaluation, and imlementation, House, Robert J., 1967
  • Manfred Max Bergman. (2008). Advances in Mixed Methods Research : Theories and Applications. SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Modern management, Certo, S., 2006
  • Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, Creswell, J.W., 2009
  • Research methodology : a step-by-step guide for beginners, Kumar, R., 2019
  • Rice, R. A. (2017). How to Write a Literature Review. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.7550A4E6
  • Sharan B. Merriam, & Robin S. Grenier. (2019). Qualitative Research in Practice : Examples for Discussion and Analysis: Vol. Second edition. Jossey-Bass.
  • Snyder, H. (2019). Literature review as a research methodology: An overview and guidelines. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.07.039
  • Social science research: A cross section of journal articles for discussion and evaluation, , 2017
  • Susan B. Smith. (2012). A Guide for Writing APA Style Research Papers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.BCE37201
  • Wetcher-Hendricks, D. (2011). Analyzing Quantitative Data : An Introduction for Social Researchers. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=690491
  • Wilcox R R. Understanding and Applying Basic Statistical Methods Using R / R R. Wilcox. - Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley; 2016. eBook https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibraryebooks/detail.action?docID=4526801

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Fundamental methods of mathematical economics, Chiang, A., 2005
  • Using SPSS for social statistics and research methods, Wagner, W.E., 2010