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Course module: 760433-B-6
Research in Human Resource Studies (Pre-Master)
Course info
Course module760433-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB: Human Resource Studies; Human Resource Studies;
Is part of
PM Human Resource Studies (premaster HRS)
PM Human Resource Studies (premaster HRS 30 ects)
Convenant TSB
dr. S. Batistič
Other course modules lecturer
G.H.M. Lucassen, BSc
Other course modules lecturer
dr. A. Spanouli
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 13/08/2019 up to and including 21/08/2020
This course prepares students to perform their own empirical research.
The course integrates Human Resource Studies and methods courses. Students develop skills in: 
  • Developing a conceptual framework, including making a good selection of literature, build a conceptual model, formulation of research questions and hypotheses.
  • Writing an academic paper according to APA style. Special attention to: Effective writing for academic audiences (text structure, effective paragraphing, writing in English), building arguments from theory and previous research.
  • Data collection and research ethics.
  • Analyse questionnaire data, apply statistics and use SPSS independently.
  • Reporting statistics in a paper.
  • Interpretation and discussion of results in comparison with existing theoretical and empirical literature.
  • Improving academic skills such as analytical skills, critical reflection, giving and receiving effective feedback, presenting research.
The course is open only for Pre-Masterstudents Human Resource Studies.
Students in small groups write a research note according to empirical research that they themselves execute. The theme of the paper will be announced during the first lecture. All steps of the empirical research process are addressed during the course.
First, students do literature research and develop a conceptual model. Then they explore available data already collected about a specific topic. Next, data analyses like factor, regressions analyses or moderation or mediation analysis will be done. Finally, results are interpreted and discussed in comparison with existing theoretical and empirical literature. This process is reflected in a group paper in the form of a research note. In the end, everybody's individual knowledge of the paper is tested in an oral exam.
Type of instructions:
Lectures, computer labs, workgroups, consulting hour.
Type of exams:
Research note and oral check.
Contact person
dr. S. Batistič
Timetable information
Research in Human Resource Studies (Pre-Master)
Required materials
To be announced
To be announced later on.
Title:Publication manual of American Psychological Association
Publisher:American Psychological Association
Recommended materials
Research Note

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