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Research Seminar "Research Methods in Management I"

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course purpose to enable students to carry out their individual projects as well as contribute to collective research. The course is based on particular research cases with possible contribution both for academic and applied studies. The module is designed to provide students not only with knowledge and practical skills, but also positive values and competencies to solve non-trivial problems and creative tasks in the frame of business studies.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The goal of the course is to assist students in preparing their research project that results in the term paper, according to the high standards of academic research or industry standards with regard to the selected style of the term paper.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students should be able to understand the notion of research ethics and possible consequences of fraud and plagiarism
  • Students should be able to pose a research question that is based on the gap(s) identified in the literature and supported by the need from management/industry.
  • Students should be able to show, in a systematic way, what is already known about the research topic as a whole, and to outline the key ideas and theories that help to understand this.
  • Students should be able to develop a research methodology, regardless methods used, that is relevant to the research question and helps to answer it, and be able to implement this research methodology.
  • Students should be able to present and describe the results of the carried-out study in a systematic and detailed way.
  • Students should be able to discuss findings by providing background information regarding literature and the research question, comparing the results with previous findings, offering an explanation for the findings, noting implications of the finding, and giving suggestions for future work.
  • Students should be able to summarize and bring together the main areas covered in the research implemented, and provide final comments or judgements on the whole research/research process.
  • Students should be able to select a promising research topic within managerial domain.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to research in management.
  • Basics of the research process.
  • Research methodology.
  • Results and Research findings.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class Assignments
    Classroom activities aim at better understanding of the content studies throughout the class.
  • non-blocking Research proposal defence
    Reserach proposal is a presentation of the extended version of the research project implemented by the students. The file(s) must be submitted 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. Both analytical and visual content of the submissions as well as the presentations must be unborrowed or provide appropriate references, otherwise the score is reduced.
  • non-blocking Thesis pre-defence
    The file(s) must be submitted 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. For online format: students should be visible at least when active (cameras on), otherwise the individual score for active participation and\or task presentation is reduced by 50%. Both analytical and visual content of the submissions as well as the presentations must be unborrowed or provide appropriate references, otherwise the score is reduced.
  • non-blocking Academic writing
    Examine the set of papers carefully, explore what academic vocabulary is used to describe different sections of the paper. Prepare a list of 15-20 useful phrases used in the examined papers.
  • non-blocking Test
    Written test based on materials covered during the course.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.1 * Academic writing + 0.1 * Academic writing + 0.1 * Class Assignments + 0.1 * Class Assignments + 0.25 * Research proposal defence + 0.05 * Test + 0.05 * Test + 0.25 * Thesis pre-defence
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Creswell, J. W. . V. (DE-588)133331512, (DE-627)543371581, (DE-576)164944168, aut. (2018). Designing and conducting mixed methods research John W. Creswell (Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan), Vicki L. Plano Clark (School of Education, University of Cincinnati).

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Armstrong, C. S., & Kepler, J. D. (2018). Theory, research design assumptions, and causal inferences. Journal of Accounting and Economics, (2), 366. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.eee.jaecon.v66y2018i2p366.373