Research Lab


Course Objective

This 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 Content

In 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 Methods

One general introductory lecture, online assignments.

Method of Assessment

Online assignments.

Entry Requirements

Participation in all courses of the first semester of the Master's
program COM.


Literature is integrated in the assignments – further reading to be
established in consultation with the supervisor.

Target Audience

MSc COM students

General Information

Course Code S_RL3
Credits 3 EC
Period P4+5
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator dr. M.J. Verver
Examiner dr. M.J. Verver
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself