MET501B Research Designs and Methodological Choices: Research Proposal
The purpose of the course is to apply learning outcomes from MET501A on the candidate's own research project. Hence, students should develop skills needed to formulate research questions, develop a design for answering those questions, and implement and evaluate the research effort.
A basic understanding of statistics (e.g. correlation, regression, analysis of variance) is assumed.
MET501B is a follow-up of MET501A and has some of the same learning outcomes. However, MET501B is more about applying knowledge learned in MET501A. Hence, development of skills is the key. After taking this course, the candidate can...
- apply knowledge learned in MET501A and relate this to his/her academic field and master the field´s philosophy of science and methods
- contribute to the development of new knowledge, new theories, and methods.
- formulate problems, plan and carry out research
- critically assess and choose measurement of construct
- perform analysis of the quality of measurement
- apply relevant methods and processes in research and scholarly development projects
- carry out his/her research with scholarly integrity
- present and discuss his/her own work with an evaluation committee (course responsible and supervisor).
The course contains several seminars addressing central topics relevant for writing a paper or dissertation (3-4 seminars). The candidate will also have to present the research proposal in class.
Students have to write a research proposal and present and discuss this proposal.
Requirements for course approval
Active participation in course seminars. Written research proposal.
Individual presentation of written research proposal.
Selected articles. The program with complete list of readings will be available in due time prior to the seminar.
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Autumn. Offered Autumn 2020.
Please note: Due to the present corona situation, please expect parts of this course description to be changed before the autumn semester starts. Particularly, but not exclusively, this relates to teaching methods, mandatory requirements and assessment.
Professor Einar Breivik, Department of Strategy and Management.