CloseHelpPrint
Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: ECB3OKVEHS
ECB3OKVEHS
Applied Economics Research Course (for pre-master students)
Course info
Course codeECB3OKVEHS
ECTS Credits15
Category / Level3 (Bachelor Advanced)
Course typeGraduation component
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Law, Economics and Governance; Undergraduateschool REBO; Bachelor in Economics and Business Economics;
Contact persondrs. F.H. van der Salm
Telephone+31 30 2537942
E-mailF.H.vanderSalm@uu.nl
Lecturers
Contactperson for the course
drs. F.H. van der Salm
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
3  (03/02/2020 to 19/04/2020)
Teaching period in which the course begins
3
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Full-time
RemarkRequired; for premaster's HBO programme Economic Policy is the prerequisite of Microeconomics for premasters.
Enrolment periodfrom 28/10/2019 up to and including 24/11/2019
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Pre-enrolmentNo
Post-registrationYes
Post-registration openfrom 20/01/2020 up to and including 21/01/2020
Waiting listNo
Aims
Learning objectives
At the end of the course the student is able to:
•      Use the key concepts and theories of their field in economics and recognise the institutional, historical and spatial implications in the context of their research question;
•      Use the comparison with theories to put their research question into perspective;
•      Perform simple quantitative and empirical research or theoretical research. In particular, the focus is on the ability to define and formulate a problem, critically surveying and evaluating academic literature, collect, process and interpret data, and present the analysis and chosen direction of resolution.
Content
Required; for premaster's HBO programme Economic Policy is the prerequisite of Microeconomics for premasters.

The 'Applied Economics Research Course' concludes the pre-master programme. This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired during the pre-master programme. In most cases, research projects are related to the research programme of one of the participating chairs in economics. In all cases the research should meet academic criteria. The project itself can be both theoretical and empirical in focus. Supervisors will formulate broad topics on which groups of students will do research. The research project will be done in pairs of students. In addition, students participate in project groups. In these project groups students present their findings in different stages of their research and give feedback on each other. Before the start of the project groups, workshops on academic writing and academic research are organised. Examples of research topics of recent years include entrepreneurship and economic growth; financial markets and legal systems; economic development, infrastructure, and regional integration; changing labour market institutions; behavioural economics and behavioural finance.

Academic skills
This course focuses on the following academic skills:
 
Information processing
•      Knowledge of potential sources for literature and data and the skills to explore these independently for a comprehensive research project.
•      Being able to detect plagiarism and being able to avoid any kind of plagiarism.
•      Providing correct references in text in a comprehensive research project (APA style).
•      Providing a correct reference list for a comprehensive research project (APA style).
•      Being able to work with data software, such as Excel and Stata.
•      Being able to present self-constructed data in a correct and useful manner in a comprehensive research project.
 
Academic research
For independent academic research (OKVE):
•      Clear and convincing anchoring, relevance, accuracy and functionality of the problem definition.
•      Clear, consistent and accurate research design.
•      Selection of main available sources on the subject; critical evaluation of the literature consulted.
•      If empirical research has been done; in line with the instructions provided in Econometrics.
•      Replicable and falsifiable research, well described arguments, in line with the introduction, with correct references.
•      Strong link between the research and the relevant theories.
•      Clear answer to the problem statement, based on research results, good discussion of the conclusions, in consistency with the introduction and analyses.  
•      Replicable and falsifiable research, well described arguments, in line with the introduction, with correct references.
 
Format 
Workshops (academic writing, academic research), project groups and personal supervision. 

Assessment
-          Final research paper 80%
-          Group participation and presentation 20%
 
Effort requirement
Attendance of and participation in all project group sessions and workshops.
The effort requirement is strictly enforced: only in case the course coordinator has approved in advance students can deviate from the above requirement.

In case online access is required for this course and you are not in the position to buy the access code, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for an alternative solution. Please note that access codes are not re-usable meaning that codes from second hand books do not work, as well as access codes from books with a different ISBN number. Separate or spare codes are usually not available.

Competencies
-
Entry requirements
You have to be registered for one of the following degree programmes:
- Economics and Business Economics
- Economie en bedrijfseconomie
Prerequisite knowledge
The student must have passed the first two pre-master courses: Corporate Finance and Microeconomics for premasters.
Required materials
Book
Books/articles: individual (depending on the specific topic of the thesis)
Study guide
Course manual.
Instructional formats
Personal supervision

Project group sessions

Workshops

Tests
Participation, presentation and feedback
Test weight20
Minimum grade1

Research paper
Test weight80
Minimum grade1

CloseHelpPrint
Kies de Nederlandse taal