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Research Design

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeAORG322
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish and Norwegian
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Objectives and Content

The course provides the student with training in writing research proposals:

  • formulating research questions,
  • introducing relevant theory and reviewing literature,
  • identifying sources of data and methods of data gathering, and
  • discussing possibilities for generalization.

The purpose is to provide practical experience in the development of a research proposal. The course focuses on the relation between problem identification, developing theoretical perspectives, methodological approach and data discussion.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge 

The student has advanced knowledge of:

  • Relevant theories and perspectives in a field of research
  • Basic principles for scientific design

Skills

The student can:

  • Develop a research proposal which later forms the basis for working with the master thesis
  • formulate and discuss a research problem, review literature, and make decisions regarding the choice of theories and methodology that are relevant to the research theme.

General competence

The student can:

  • identify relevant data sources and specify data collection methods
  • has developed skills to critically review data sources, scientific argumentation, and use of scientific references.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

AORG320 Organization and Politics og AORG321 Methodology

Access to the Course

The course is open for students who have been accepted to the Master´s program at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars and workshop

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Submission of supervision contract through Mitt UiB at the established deadline.

Approved draft and mandatory attendance at workshop. Approved compulsory requirements are valid in the current and the following exam semester. The compulsory assignments and attendance must be completed to take the exam.

Forms of Assessment

Submission of paper, 6000 words (+/- 10 %)

Course Evaluation

The course is evaluated every third year.

Department

Department of Administration and Organization Theory

Contact

Contact Information

Department of Administration and Organization Theory

studieveileder@aorg.uib.no

Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Approved assignment

    Submission deadline
    01.12.2017, 14:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    17.11.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam