Courses Bachelor Display 2015-2016

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Course title Learning by Experimenting
Course code EBS2058
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
6 13-6-2016 24-6-2016 -
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Lex Borghans
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Language of instruction English
- Understanding of problems and pitfalls in the implementation of innovative practices in firms and organisations;
- Knowledge about tools for systematic experimentation to support innovations;
- Basic understanding of statistical packages needed to evaluate experiments.
Firms and organisations are always looking for innovative practices to improve their performance. But how do they know that a new approach is really better than the old practice? A new marketing program, changes in human resources tools, new training programs, changes at schools or new approaches to combat traffic jams or fight crime: all have to deal with the question to what extent they will really improve outcomes and what elements are responsible for this result. This requires systematic comparison and therefore experimentation is the best way to learn. Recently new tools have been developed to learn by experimentation.

In this skills training the full process of a systematic field experiments - that in practice can take several years - is simulated in two weeks. Students can - individually or in small groups - choose topics of their interest and develop and implement a program to experiment with change.
an advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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