COURSE SYLLABUS

Research Methodology 7.5 credits

Vetenskaplig metod T
Second cycle, M7012N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject
Industrial Marketing
Subject group (SCB)
Business Administration

Entry requirements

Knowledge and abilities in business administration, quality management and logistics equal to the goals of the courses: R0001N Management control, R0005N Principles of project- and industrial business management/ alternatively G0010N Industrial Management with a Sustainability Perspective, M0004N Principles of Marketing, E0006N Business management and organisation, K0001N Quality Management, Introduction course, T0002N Logistics 1 and T0008N Operations Management.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim
The goal of the course is that the student shall develop the ability to apply research methods on business problems.
 
After the course the student shall be able to:
  • explain and use central concepts in the area of research methods used in business and management research
  • develop a written research proposal in the area of business and management research utilizing a logical and appropriate development of theoretical and research method issues
  • give an oral presentation of the research proposal and be able to defend its content
  • analyze and oppose on a written research proposal in the area of business and management research.

Contents
Lectures will consider basic concepts in theory of science, research methods as well as the research process including planning, design, data collection and reporting of a research project. The students will apply research method on a selected problem and present and defend their research proposal at seminars as well as critically review and discuss research proposals developed by other teams.

Realization
Lectures, seminars and group assignments.

Examination
In a written test, the following abilities are examined:
  • explain and use central concepts in the area of research methods used in business and management research

In compulsory assignments and seminars, the following abilities are examined:
  • develop a written research proposal in the area of business and management research utilizing a logical and appropriate development of theoretical and research method issues
  • give an oral presentation of the research proposal and be able to defend its content
  • analyze and oppose on a written research proposal in the area of business and management research

Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration eduets@ltu.se, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Due to similar content, the course cannot be included in a degree together with the courses IEF332, IEM336, IEM510, G0002N, G0006N or other similar courses.

Examiner
Ossi Pesämaa

Transition terms
The course M7012N is equal to IEM037

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Matthew David, Carole D. Sutton. Samhällsvetenskaplig metod. ISBN 978-91-44-09995-8.
Literature might be added.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Compulsory tests and assignmentsG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.