Course ObjectiveThe objective of the course is to learn about the different
methodological traditions in science. SBI is a multidisciplinary study
in which (natural) sciences, social and business studies are combined.
Each with its own pedigree. The students learn about the similarities
and differences and how to cope with methodological issues in their
Course ContentThe students are introduced to the different methodological traditions (
- natural - sciences, social and business studies) and learn about what
it means to do research. Students learn to analyze articles, formulate
research question, qualitative and quantitative research, setting up
research and analyzing data.
Teaching MethodsThe course has two parts:
Part 1 - classes and workgroups. theory is introduced in the classes and
via assignment elaborated in work groups.
Part 2 - the students coach Bachelorstudents in writing their Plan of
Action for the Bachelorthesis.
Method of Assessment1. Exam (30%)
2. Research plan for a project (50%)
3. Reflection report of the coaching of Bachelor students (20%)
LiteratureBhattachjee, A. (2012) Social science research. (Available via Internet)
Selected articles to be announced
Target AudienceSBI students preparing for their thesisproject
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|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. P.C. van der Sijde|
|Examiner||prof. dr. P.C. van der Sijde|
prof. dr. P.C. van der Sijde
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