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Research Seminar

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1-4 модуль


Колесниченко Сергей Алексеевич

Course Syllabus


The research seminar is designed to develop and consolidate the skills and competencies of research work among graduate students, to form an informed research request for choosing the topic of Master thesis and further educational and career paths. The main goal of the research seminar is to teach research methodology, analysis and review methods, scientific literature, methods and means of professional presentation and special information. In writing for academic purposes, the scholar is conceived of as a disinterested scientist recording empirical observations with the help of the scientific method. You have demonstrated motivation and competence progressing to a Master’s degree program, the important remaining competencies you will need are self-direction, patience, and perseverance—significant requirements for completing a Master’s thesis or dissertation.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The research seminar sets are perceived and designed as adjunct and support to regular courses in the MA programme. Students are expected to learn methods for research and apply them to course work of the other programmes, asking for assistance of the instructor when desired
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to independently master new research methods, change the scientific and production profile of his activities
  • Able to improve and develop his intellectual and cultural level, build a trajectory of professional development and career Able to analyze, verify, evaluate the completeness of information in the course of professional activity, if necessary, fill in and synthesize the missing information
  • Able to organize and manage multi-party communication Able to conduct professional, including research activities in an international environment
  • Able to solve problems in professional and social activities, taking into account social, socio-cultural, socio-political, ethnocultural and religious differences between the peoples of Asia and Africa Able to consciously choose strategies of interpersonal interaction with representatives of countries and bearers of cultures of Asia and Africa
  • Able to build professional activities, business and make choices, guided by the principles of social responsibility Able to organize the work of a group (collective, team), including a mixed type, including representatives of eastern and western professional communities, to study international political, economic, social and cultural processes in Asia and Africa
  • Able to freely carry out professional and scientific communication in foreign languages Able to search for information on topical issues in Asia and Africa and process it using modern methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Able to independently identify the problematic field of research in the field of various aspects of the study of Asia and Africa Able to draw up official-business, scientific and unofficial documents in one oriental and English languages ​​in accordance with the norms of speech etiquette
  • Able to formulate and substantiate proposals for joint oriental research, scientific-analytical and applied work Able to present the results of professional activity publicly in one oriental and English languages ​​directly in front of the audience and indirectly - in the media, in the Internet space
  • Able to conduct business negotiations in foreign languages ​​(one oriental and one English) Able to use traditional and interactive methods of classroom and extracurricular work in the framework of teaching the basics of oriental studies and teaching various special oriental disciplines
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the course
  • Defining and writing a Research Question
  • Writing of literature review
  • Experimental Design concepts
  • Analysis, Synthesis, Discussion, Conclusions
  • How to choose methods of research
  • Students Presentations
  • Introduction to second practical part of the Research Seminar
  • Meeting with expert: main business trends in Asia
  • Meeting with expert: How to organize successful business in Asia
  • Meeting with expert: Working in Asia
  • Meeting with expert: E-commerce in Asia
  • Meeting with expert: How to manage with Asian partners
  • Meeting with expert: Differences in negotiations style
  • Practice in negotiating with Asian partners
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Articles review
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking In-class presentation
  • non-blocking Weekly group assignments
  • non-blocking Literature Review
    Hand-out (email) of actual thesis for review 07 Dec 2020.
  • non-blocking Assessment of actual thesis in-class
    Team Presentation of assessment of actual thesis.
  • non-blocking Participation (attendance of Zoom class meetings)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Assessment of actual thesis in-class + 0.25 * Literature Review + 0.25 * Participation (attendance of Zoom class meetings) + 0.25 * Weekly group assignments
  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * Articles review + 0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * In-class Participation + 0.25 * In-class presentation


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Cooper, I. D. (2015). How to write an original research paper (and get it published)I. Diane Cooper, AHIP. https://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.103.2.001
  • Globalization and Development Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business and Policy Insights from Asia and Africa edited by Nezameddin Faghih. (2019).
  • Hiram Ting, Ling, J., & Jun Hwa Cheah. (2020). Editorial: It Will Go Away!? Pandemic Crisis and Business in Asia. Asian Journal of Business Research, 10(1), I–VII. https://doi.org/10.14707/ajbr.200072
  • Peyton Jones, S. (2018). How to Write a Great Research Paper. https://doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.ICCSW.2017.1
  • Tidiane Kinda. (2019). E-commerce as a Potential New Engine for Growth in Asia. IMF Working Papers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.p.imf.imfwpa.19.135
  • Yu-Te Tu. (2013). A Comparison on Intercultural Business Negotiations of Asia’s Four Little Dragons. International Journal of Business and Social Research, 3(4), 65–79. https://doi.org/10.18533/ijbsr.v3i4.30

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Hong Hai. (2020). The Rule of Culture : Corporate and State Governance in China and East Asia. Routledge.
  • Redding, G., Bond, M. H., & Witt, M. A. (2012). Culture and the Business Systems of Asia. INSEAD Working Papers Collection, 132, 1–25.
  • Walliman, N. (2018). Research Methods: The Basics : 2nd Edition (Vol. Second edition). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1588568