Subject description for 2022/2023

Advanced Research Design and Methodology

MET5012

Course description

The purpose of this course is to develop the methodological skills that are required for writing a master's thesis. The course has a hands-on and applied approach to research design and methodology. Students learn to formulate research questions, make critical use of literature and theory, as well as how to collect and analyse data through qualitative and quantitative methods. The course will also teach the student how to critically examine the vital role of information and research in business decisions. Further, the course will enable you to understand the value of information and research, the processes involved, and techniques which can facilitate the collection, analysis and interpretation of relevant data and information.

Admission

It is possible to apply for admission to the course as a single course. There are reservations about the available capacity on the course. The applicant must meet the current admission requirements for the Master of Science in Business program.

More information about single courses and deadlines.

Costs

Paid semester fee and syllabus literature. It is also required that students have a laptop at their disposal.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the students will be able to:

Knowledge - the student has

  • In-depth knowledge about the links among theoretical frameworks, research questions, and empirical findings
  • Extensive knowledge concerning the role of primary and secondary data, and the different types of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods
  • Advanced knowledge about the distinctions between exploratory, descriptive and causal research
  • In depth knowledge with regard to the role and significance of concepts of validity and reliability when analyzing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data

Skills - the student can

  • Define and develop appropriate research questions and formulate suitable hypotheses/propositions
  • Design research project and understand the varying value of different information sources
  • Perform and appropriately interpret correlation analyses, regression analyses and exploratory factor analyses
  • Plan and conduct reflexive interviewing
  • Appropriately describe, summarize and present research data

General competence - the student can

  • Communicate empirical results, both in writing and orally
  • Critically assess empirical research presented in academic journal articles
  • Participate in discussion and debates regarding empirical analyses and findings

Course type

Elective course

Teaching activities and methods

The learning activities consists of class sessions with active student participation, discussions of scientific essays, various relevant research designs and analysis of data. The course also include essay writing relevant for the Master dissertation.

Course evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students by way of course evaluation studies. These evaluations are included in the universitys quality assurance system.

Assessment and examinations

Aggregate score, grading scale Letter grades
  • Portfolio, comprises 60/100 of the grade, grading scale Letter grades.
  • Written asignment, comprises 40/100 of the grade, grading scale Letter grades.

Included in these studies

 

 

Master of Science in Business, 5 years programmehttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/msb51Master of Science in Business, 5 years programmeMaster's degree (5 years)
Master of Science in Business, 5 years programmehttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/msb5Master of Science in Business, 5 years programmeMaster's degree (5 years)
Master of Science in Businesshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/mabed1Master of Science in BusinessMaster's degree (2 years)
Master of Science in Businesshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/mabedMaster of Science in BusinessMaster's degree (2 years)
Master of Science in Business, 5 years programmehttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/2020H/Pages/MSB5.aspxMaster of Science in Business, 5 years programmeMaster's degree (5 years)
Master of Science in Business, 5 years programmehttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/2019h/Pages/MSB5.aspxMaster of Science in Business, 5 years programmeMaster's degree (5 years)

Course coordinator
Start semester Autumn 2022
Teaching language English ECTS Credits 7.5 Course location Bodø Faculty
Nord University Business School