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Course module: 325086-M-6
Research Skills
Course info
Course module325086-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Management; TiSEM: Management;
Is part of
M Strategic Management
M Supply Chain Management
dr. M.A.H. Groen
Other course modules lecturer
dr. Z. He
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 13/10/2020 up to and including 31/08/2021
After successful completion of the course, the student is able to:
  1. Describe empirical research approaches in the field of management [knowledge] and choose one that is appropriate for a research project in this field [application].
  2. Identify an original and relevant research topic [comprehension] and devise the accompanying problem statement and research questions [synthesis].
  3. Asses the quality of research based on scientific criteria such as validity and reliability [evaluation].
  4. Find appropriate scientific literature [application] and review this literature [evaluation].
  5. Design a theoretical framework [synthesis].
  6. Choose a fitting sampling method and perform data collection [application].
  7. Analyze collected data and present findings [analysis].
  8. Discuss findings and devise a discussion, limitations, recommendations, and conclusions [synthesis].


Please note that all Strategic Managment courses are only open to MSM students. It is not possible to use this course as an elective for other programs.

Required Prerequisites

Only students that are registered as MSc Strategic Management student are admitted to this course.

Recommended Prerequisites

In this course some basic knowledge of research methods is assumed, e.g. it is assumed that students know how to carry out an academic literature study.

The course prepares you for the successful completion of your Master thesis and provides you with research skills that are useful for your later career. The first week is dedicated to the research proposal and the literature review. In the next three weeks you are working on qualitative research, and in the final three weeks you are working on quantitative research.

Type of instructions

Lectures and tutorials

Type of exams

Written exam (40%), Group assignments (60%)

Compulsory Reading

Reading materials will be announced at the start of the course.

Course available for exchange students
Master level, conditions apply
Contact person
K. Zehra
Timetable information
Research Skills
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 2221-12-2020
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 4125-06-2021
Required materials
Recommended materials

Final grade

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