Courses Master Display 2014-2015
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|Course title||Financial Research Methods|
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|Language of instruction||English|
Students learn how to conduct research using formal research methods. Students shall learn current research methodology and shall learn how to use required statistical tools to undertake good research. The course is instrumental in preparing students for their Masters thesis.
The course provides students with the correct approach and tools to conduct both academic as well as business research. It is an essential basis for writing a final thesis and for preparing students as researchers in a business setting. The course is designed for Finance students in mind. The course begins with an opening lecture. The following tutorial meetings cover standard research theory (such as research philosophies, developing theories and issues of causality). The importance of good research methods is introduced directly using empirical financial data. Students are introduced to data modeling and statistical inference (using either Eviews or Stata software), considered to be highly relevant for Finance students during computing classes. Students are evaluated on the basis of a final research paper (approx. 10 pages), presentations, discussions and general participation during tutorials and computing classes.
Brooks, C., 2008, Introductory economics for finance, Cambridge University Press, UK
Articles from financial journals
Ryan, B., Scapens, R.W., and Theobald, M., 2002, Research Method and Methodology in Finance and Accounting, Thomson, London, UK
Greene, W.H., 2003, Econometric Analysis, 5th edition, Pearson Education, Inc., New Jersey, USA
|Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)||PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork|
|Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)||Final Paper / Participation|
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