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2013/2014  BA-IRM2  Interdisciplinary Research Methods II

English Title
Interdisciplinary Research Methods II

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 2.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring, Fourth Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course coordinator
  • Attila Marton - Department of IT Mangement (ITM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Philosophy and philosophy of science
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management
  • Methodology
Last updated on 17-01-2014
Learning objectives
As the course is examined as part of the 2nd Year Project, please read the learning objectives in the course description of the 2nd Year Project.
This course has no independant exam but is examined as part of the 2nd Year Project:
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
See the course description of the 2nd Year Project for further information
Size of written product Max. 50 pages
See the course description of the 2nd Year Project for further information
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period May/June
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
See the course description of the 2nd Year Project for further information
Description of the exam procedure
The 2.5 ECTS do not count as seperate  exam ECTS . The course has no independent exam, but is examined as part of the 2nd Year Project.  

This class is a prerequisite for registering for the 2nd Year Project examination.
In order to pass this class, 2 written individual assignments have to be submitted by the set deadlines. The assignments are not graded but have to be approved by the teacher. Any assignment, that is not approved, has to be rewritten according to the given feedback and submitted by a deadline set by the teacher.
Course content and structure
The course revisits the foundations of scientific knowledge creation to explore basic notions, concepts and ideas in more depth as well as to further develop competencies of analytical thinking and coherent argumentation according to the conventions of scientific research. Against this backdrop, the course explores the basic choices and their consequences every researcher has to face in order to be able to establish a research rationale logically linking epistemological concepts with methodological considerations and research design.

This course should be seen as an introductory class to the practical workshops on qualitative methodology accompanying the work for the 2nd Year Project. Please, see the course description for BA-2YP for further information.
Teaching methods
Based on the principles of student-centred learning, the learning methods will be a mix of interactive lectures, thought experiments, practical exercises as well as group and class discussions.
Expected literature
Crotty M. (2003) The foundations of social research: Meaning and perspective in the research process. London, Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Please check the course literature on CBS Learn
Last updated on 17-01-2014