Courses Bachelor Display 2022-2023

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Course title Academic Skills and Competences for Pre-master
Course code EBC2169
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 6-2-2023 31-3-2023 X X
Level Premaster
Coordinator Jeroen Derwall, Annelies Renders
For more information: j.derwall@maastrichtuniversity.nl; a.renders@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
It is the objective of this PREMASTER to introduce students to the scientific approach to business. The course will deal with the role of theory in business research and the underlying characteristics of the scientific approach to business research.
Description
The course will discuss the aims of science and the scientific approach using inductive and deductive approaches. Furthermore, the course will address the role of theory in the scientific approach. The course will cover the stages of the scientific method in more detail: (1) defining the problem, (2) develop the theoretical framework and hypotheses, (3) research design, (4) development of measures and data collection, (5) data analysis and (6) Interpretation and reporting. We will apply these principles to academic articles from a number of business disciplines using a critical review approach. Moreover, we will also address the use of suitable qualitative research methods versus quantitative methods.
Literature
* Blumberg, B., Cooper, D. R & Schindler, P.S. (2014). Business Research Methods. MacGraw-Hill.
„* Quinlan, C., Babin, B., Carr, J., Griffin, M. & Zikmund, W.G. (2019). Business Research Methods. Cenagage.
„* Sekaran, U., & Bougie, R. (2016). Research methods for business: A skill building approach. John Wiley & Sons.
Prerequisites
Dutch, German or Belgian University of Applied Sciences (HBO) students
Keywords
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Participation / Written Exam / Presentation
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