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Course module: 201800091
Research Topics
Course info
Course module201800091
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondrs. M.H. Tempelman
drs. M.H. Tempelman
Contactperson for the course
drs. M.H. Tempelman
Academic year2023
Starting block
1B/  2B
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Relation with the final attainment targets:
1. describe the most important concepts related to a particular topic or theme in the chosen specialization; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1,4, 1.5, 1.6.
2. reproduce the global content of seminal works on a particular topic or theme in the chosen specialization; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1,4, 1.5, 1.6.
3. connect particular research problems or issues in the field of the chosen specialization with specific research methods employed for those studies; 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4.
4. identify the gaps in the current body of research on a particular topic or theme in the chosen specialization; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4.
5. write and present a persuasive research proposal. 2.7, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2.
In this course, students gain experience with identifying a relevant research problem within the chosen specialization and writing a research proposal. To do so, they conduct a literature study, write a literature review, formulate relevant research questions, and select a suitable research approach. Students work individually on their research proposal, supervised by a senior teaching staff member and supported by a small group of peers. They are instructed about effectively writing and presenting research proposals. The course ends with a pitch, in which the proposal is convincingly presented. Students also practice judging research proposals and presentations. The research proposal may serve as the start of the Master’s thesis.
This is a core course of the M-COM programme. Therefore only students who are admitted to the M-COM or Double Degree programme Digital marketing are allowed to follow this course.
Assumed previous knowledge
Bachelor Communication Science
Premaster Communication Studies
Participating study
Master Communication Science
Required materials
Scientific articles.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Assignment(s) and presentation

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