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Advanced Research Methods in Business Administration

This course is designed to prepare you for your dissertation research.

More specifically, the course aims to help you design and undertake a research project by examining the principles and procedures of various social science methods, which are used to conduct empirical research.

The course also demonstrates how these methods are used in actual research projects. The course deals with the following main issues:

  • Problem formulation, research design and the research process
  • Data generation
  • Data analysis
  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures, seminars, group work sessions, tutorials, field work, peer reviewing, and requires a significant portion of self-study on the part of students.

    The course workload is 200 hours, equivalent to 7,5 higher education credits.

    The language of instruction is English.

    The teaching takes place on campus and online.


    Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different course activities. Each assessment task is weighted in relation to its importance in the overall assessment of the course. The student’s results from the different assessment tasks are added up to a total course score that will then translate into the final grade for the course.

    For more detailed information, see the syllabus for the course.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See reading list in the current syllabus. 

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course coordinator:

    Head of course: Tommy Jensen