Integrative Research Project

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Integrative Research Project

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Business, Corporate Studies, Entrepreneurial Management, Financial Management, Research, Research Methodology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SKILLS – STUDENTS CAN CONDUCT A BASIC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH ACADEMIC SKILLS
    After successfully completing this course, the student
    • is able to recognize fundamental structures and to leave out irrelevant information (Abstraction) • is able to put forward well-founded, substantiated points of view based on empirical evidence (Argumentation)

    RESEARCH SKILLS
    After successfully completing this course, the student
    • is able to develop an academically relevant research question
    • can find relevant literature for the purpose of developing hypotheses
    • is able to develop and argue for hypothesis
    • can design a survey and an interview outline
    • can analyze both qualitative and quantitative data
    • is able to translate research outcomes into practically relevant outcomes

    BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE APPLICATION:
    After successfully completing this course, the student
    • can propose a solution to an international real-life business problem by applying relevant theories and methodologies.
    • is able to provide practical solutions to a business problem through application of a range of research skills

    QUANTITATIVE SKILLS
    After successfully completing this course, the student
    • is able to select the correct method and / or technique for quantifying, analyzing and solving a specific problem (building on the learnings of Business Statistics and Business Research Methods I – quantitative)
    • masters specialized quantitative methods and techniques that are commonly used in the field (academic and business)
    • is able to translate, communicate, and disseminate quantitative results to relevant stakeholders

    SOCIAL SKILLS – STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL ROLES IN A CROSS-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
    After successfully completing this course, the student
    • is able to convincingly present a set of recommendations
    • can work well in a team and reflect on his/her own role in the team

    SELF-AWARENESS – STUDENTS CAN EVALUATE OWN LEARNING, KNOWLEDGE AND ACTIONS
    After successfully completing this course, the student is able to
    • recognize the results of his/her own actions
    • make well-founded decisions and can support those choices
    • reflect on his/her personal development

    COURSE CONTENT
    During Integrative Research Project, students will solve an issue for a (social) organization. To do so, they need to build on, integrate, and apply the content knowledge gained from previous courses, such as Cross-Cultural Marketing, International Strategy, HRM, as well as use the research techniques learned during Quantitative and Qualitative Business Research Methods.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures
    Tutorials

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Assigments - Group Assessment
    Assigments - Individual Assessment
    Mandatory attendance and in-class participation of tutorials

    RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
    1.1 People in Business and Society
    1.3 Academic Skills
    1.4 Business Statistics
    1.5 Cross-Cultural Marketing
    1.6 Business Processes
    2.1 OB-HRM
    2.3 International Strategy
    2.4 BRM I – Quantitative
    2.5 BRM II - Qualitative

     

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