Course ObjectiveThis course serves to support the Master Thesis with a solid
methodological base. The module is part of the COM thesis trajectory
aiming to provide continuous support and accumulative learning during
preparation, fieldwork, analysis, and thesis writing.
Course ContentIn close connection with the methodological part of the courses
"Sense–making in Organizations" and "Research Proposal", students read
additional methodological texts, and integrate these in the Master
Thesis trajectory. Furthermore, students receive training in appropriate
and tailored research instruments for their fieldwork (interview
protocols, observation skills, tools for analyses, etc.) that allows
them to orient towards the field of research, make sense of what they
see and hear during fieldwork, organize and analyze their empirical
data, and start writing their thesis.
Teaching MethodsOne general introductory lecture, online assignments.
Method of AssessmentOnline assignments.
Entry RequirementsParticipation in all courses of the first semester of the Master's
LiteratureLiterature is integrated in the assignments – further reading to be
established in consultation with the supervisor.
Target AudienceMSc COM students
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Course Coordinator||dr. M.J. Verver|
|Examiner||dr. M.J. Verver|
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