Course ObjectiveUpon having successfully passed this course, students will have
• Acquired further knowledge of the process of conducting empirical
• Further developed their ability to conceive of an empirical research
• Started developing their ability to carry out an empirical research
• Further developed their ability to justify the use of specific
methods in writing
• Started developing the ability to improve their work on the basis
• Improved further their skills at communicating about research methods
with their peers and academics
• Further developed their skills at communicating about the process
of doing research
• Further developed the ability to reflect on their own learning process
Course ContentThis course involves work on a (small) empirical research project.
During this period, teams of 2-3 students collect and/or analyze
qualitative or quantitative data/information around a central research
question and report their findings in the form of an empirical paper.
project will give students the opportunity to apply what they have
the first-year courses of the research master and in particular in the
research methods courses. Students can start preparing for this
research project in drafting a proposal before the start of the course.
activities as part of the course aim at improving the students’ research
including, among others, how to collect/analyze data effectively, and
report and discuss empirical findings.These discussions around research
skills will be based on sharing experience with the students and
accompanied by detailed feedback on students’ team project so that
students can learn by putting the knowledge into practice.
Teaching MethodsWeekly: appointments with the teacher/supervisor for feedback per team.
Method of AssessmentThe final grade consists of:
• A written group report of the empirical research carried out and
its results in the form of an empirical paper (70%);
• An individual reflection paper in which students reflect on the
process of doing empirical research, on their learning, and on working
with a co-author (30%).
Target AudienceDue to the entry requirements of the programme, the courses of the
Research Master Business in Society are only available for students
registered for this master’s programme and, upon approval of the
programme director, to other Research Master programmes or PhD students.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||dr. M. Soekijad|
|Examiner||dr. M. Soekijad|
dr. M. Soekijad
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