Courses Master Display 2022-2023

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Course title Writing a Master's Thesis Proposal: Learning and Development in Organisations
Course code EBS4005
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment Pass / Fail
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
S1 5-9-2022 20-1-2023 C
Level Intermediate/Advanced
Coordinator Therese Grohnert
For more information: t.grohnert@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
This course prepares you for writing your master’s thesis in the MSc. Learning & Development in Organisations programme. Together, we will work on the following objectives:

* Understanding the elements of a high-quality master thesis
* Formulating researchable, relevant, and feasible research questions
* Conducting your own research using quantitative and/or qualitative methods
* Applying principles of research ethics and data management to your master thesis
* Effectively communicating through academic writing

This course relates to the following programme objectives: problem-solving, academic reasoning, research skills, communication skills
Description
Writing a master thesis is a milestone in your academic work and represents a great learning experience. You will work as an independent researcher to explore a research question through analysing data, such as surveys, videos, interviews, experiments, or even existing papers. Together with your supervisor, you will implement everything you are learning about how to conduct high-quality research and how to communicate effectively through academic writing.

Throughout this process, you will receive support in the form of the skills training in periods 1-3, as well as from your thesis supervisor. The aim of this skills course is to support you in organizing and planning your work, in developing the necessary skills for conducing your research and for writing your thesis using the principles of academic writing.
Literature
You can find a range of interactive tools, videos, instructions, and examples on our Canvas page. We also recommend further readings that are available via the UM Library.
Prerequisites
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Lecture / Assignment / Research / Skills / Coaching
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Assignment
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Learning and Development in Organisations Thesis