Research Design and Methods


Course Objective

Developing your academic & research skills
Learning how to integrate theories and methods through a research

Course Content

The overall aim of the research design & methods course is to help you
advance your knowledge of how to design and execute a high-quality
systematic research. This means we need to think deeply and critically
upfront through the research project and make informed, consistent
choices regarding the focus of the research, research question, research
approach, and data collection and analysis methods that altogether
produce a high-quality research. The course attempts to expand your
understanding and skills towards a selection of advanced research
methods and approaches that are highly popular in academic management
research. The first part of the course focuses on the research design.
The second part of the course focuses on the research methods, which
contains qualitative and quantitative tracks; from which you have the
flexibility to choose and follow the orientation that suits best your
own research projects and interests. Throughout the course, you apply
the knowledge of research design by further specifying the design of a
research that you choose based on your own interests.
The course expects that you have learned the basics of research methods.
Given its limited scope, the course does not cover all the details of
all research methods and skills; rather, to help you develop your own
capabilities to design, choose and learn how to execute research
methods. Although you can benefit from the content and exercises in the
course for your master theses, please bear in mind that research design
& methods course has its own learning objectives and the execution of
your master thesis is the responsibility of you and your supervisor.

Important Notes: the course is designed and executed in such a way that
active participation in the lectures and tutorials are required (e.g.,
in-class feedback and quizzes).

Teaching Methods

Lectures and interactive discussions and workshops

Method of Assessment

Individual and team-based assignments


To be announced.

Recommended background knowledge

Basic research methods (qualitative and quantitative)
Basic academic skills

General Information

Course Code E_BA_RDM
Credits 6 EC
Period P3+4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. M.H. Rezazade Mehrizi
Examiner dr. M.H. Rezazade Mehrizi
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group