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Research Seminar "Research in Finance"

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
8
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
2 year, 1-3 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course consists of an introductory class that focuses on (1) certain issues related to research and (2) relevant academic research articles. In the rest of the course, students will (1) begin to work on their master’s thesis, (2) receive feedback on their work, and (3) give feedback to another student on the master’s thesis of this other student. Students will work on, present, and receive feedback on their own research (i.e., their master’s thesis). In addition, for one of the tasks in this course, students will give feedback to another student on this other student’s own research. The objective of this course is to help students prepare to write their master’s thesis.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The objective of this course is to help students prepare to write their master’s thesis.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students are able to examine and critically appraise research methods and tools.
  • Students are able to plan and perform an independent research project.
  • Students are able to take the responsibility and persuade the audience in the efficiency and reasonability of your decisions. Students have to make a presentation of their PMT. In this presentation, students will have to justify their research question, their use of a given theory, their use of a given research method.
  • Students demonstrate a range of generic skills including information and time management, team and project work, computing and autonomous learning, digital skills. Planning and beginning to perform a research project requires students to develop a research question, gather data, choose appropriate research methods, and analyze these data, among other tasks.
  • Students demonstrate an innovative, open and ethical mindset. Planning and beginning to perform a research project requires an open and innovative mindset. For example, students have to develop a research question and identify the research method that is most appropriate for this research question.
  • Students demonstrate deep knowledge and critical understanding of theories, principles, concepts and methodologies.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Term Paper: Rules, Deadlines, Plan
  • Research Paper: Overview
  • Research Project: How to start?
  • Reading Articles
  • Research Project: Choosing Appropriate Research Method
  • Research Project: Data Analysis
  • Research Project: Discussion
  • Presentation of the PMT: examples
  • Presentation of an article related to TP: example
  • Presentation of the TP
  • Presentation of an article related to TP
  • Oral defense of the TP
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Presentation of the Preliminary Master’s Thesis (PMT)
    It is assumed that at the beginning of the second quarter (October-November 2021) you start actively work on your Master Thesis. You should discuss the plan of your PMT with your scientific adviser. I expect you to present this plan as well as the PMT which should include: (a) Title (b) Motivation (c) Research Question and/or Hypotheses (d) Potential Data and Methodology (e) Timetable/Deadlines for your plan
  • non-blocking Presentation of an article related to PMT
    When you start working on your PMT you will definitely read a lot of articles related to the topic you have chosen. I expect you to present one. Please pay attention! The article should relate to your PMT. The presentation should include: (a) Title (b) Motivation (c) Research Question and/or Hypotheses tested (d) Data description (e) Methodology (f) Results (g) Discussion (h) Limitation (i) Conclusion
  • non-blocking Test based on an article
    Three articles will be given in advance (2-3 weeks before test). You should carefully read all articles. Test is based on one article. It takes one hour (40 minutes). You can use the text of the article during the test. Be ready to answer several questions (see an example below).
  • non-blocking Presentation of another student’s PMT
    It is assumed that you present the PMT of your classmate(s). Your interpretation of another student’s PMT might be helpful for your colleagues. Please be polite and show strengths and weaknesses! Make some suggestions. I expect you to present: (a) Title (b) Motivation (c) Research Question and/or Hypotheses (d) Data and Methodology (e) Suggestions
  • non-blocking Oral defense of the PMT
    The presentation should include: (a) Title (b) Motivation (c) Research Question and/or Hypotheses tested (d) Data description (e) Methodology (f) Results (g) Discussion
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.2 * Oral defense of the PMT + 0.2 * Presentation of an article related to PMT + 0.2 * Presentation of another student’s PMT + 0.2 * Presentation of the Preliminary Master’s Thesis (PMT) + 0.2 * Test based on an article
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Axelrod, B. N., & Windell, J. (2012). Dissertation Solutions : A Concise Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Surviving the Dissertation Process. Lanham, Md: R&L Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=522053
  • Kuada, J. E. (2012). Research Methodology : A Project Guide for University Students (Vol. 1st edition). Frederiksberg C [Denmark]: Samfundslitteratur Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=503632