Research Methods and Analysis

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This course aims to develop students’ skills to understand, apply and evaluatere search methods and tools in problem-based projects with academic rigor. A particular emphasis is on research design, data collection and data analysis and ensuring validity and reliability.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • A coherent and profound understanding of research design approaches for studying value chains and business systems and processes.
  • Understanding of how to operationalize theory as part of research design, data collection and data analysis.
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods to collect data about value chains and business systems and processes, including the trade-offs between different data collection methods.
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods to analyse value chains and business systems and processes.
  • Understanding of approaches to ensure validity and reliability in relation to research design, data collection and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of the state-of-the-art of technological developments within data generation.

Skills

  • Developed skills in applying and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research designs necessary for understanding, analyzing and improving value chains and business systems and processes.
  • Developed skills in applying and evaluating quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection and data analysis.

Competences

  • Be able to select and operationalize appropriate quantitative and qualitative research designs.
  • Be able to select and operationalise appropriate quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and data analysis.
  • Be able to analyse and improve value chains and business systems and processes.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examResearch Methods and Analysis
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleForskningsmetoder og Analyse
Module codeM-OIM-K1-N2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science