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TEK190 - Research design and methods
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMEI
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B
Maximum participants: 90

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPBDP ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Professor  Sofia Börjesson



Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is obligatory for the MEI program. Prerequisite course Technological Change and Industrial Transformation

Aim

This course introduces and trains students in how to plan, perform and present empirical investigations of management problems. Students will learn how to formulate research questions, select appropriate empirical methods, analyze qualitative and quantitative data, present and report data and findings, reflect upon and motivate methodological choices and understand ethical ramifications of choices and actions.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
(a) - Formulate practically or academically relevant questions
(b) - Describe and discuss the relationship between research design, research methods, and data analysis to answer research questions
(c) - Structure and skillfully perform a practically or academically oriented empirical investigation based on important relationship between research design, research methods, and data analysis
(d) - Estimate or delineate data needs in relation to research question, relevant models and frameworks
(e) - Draw conclusions from an empirical investigation and communicate the results to a target audience
(f) - Understand ethical ramifications of choices and actions

Content

Module 1 introduces the topic of research methods and discusses its scope and relevance.

Module 2 provides an overview of the array of available methods and an in-depth discussion of the most relevant methods.

Module 3 focuses on the communication of research results.

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, seminars, hand-ins and student presentations focusing on the learning outcomes.

Literature

To be announced.

Examination

The examination consists of (a) a written exam, (b) hand-ins and (c) presentations.
All material discussed and handed out during the course is ground for examination.


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