- Know and experience that design, research and decision-making can be done systematically, as opposed to with merely ‘common sense’.
- Understand the pros and cons of a systematic versus a common sense approach
- Are acquainted with key elements of design and research
- Are able to derive action and knowledge problems and decision points from a problem context
- Are able to identify the phases and cycles to which basic problem-solving, research and decision activities belong
As an academic, it is not enough if you merely can reproduce and apply existing knowledge in a certain subject like logistics or ICT. You have to be able to devise original solutions for problems for which no ready-made solutions exist. You also have to understand the ‘why’ behind the knowledge that you acquire, and be able to produce new knowledge by doing research. Above all, you must be able to reflect on your own work; how did you approach problems, how can you do it better next time, if you made a wrong (or right) decision, why did you work as you did, if you lack certain knowledge needed to solve a problem, how can you acquire this knowledge?|
In the course of the methodology Line you will learn:
- How to solve problems in a systematic way.
- How to conduct research that yields valid knowledge.