Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.01.2019 - 18.03.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The key objective of the course is to help participants develop a good dissertation proposal. After the course the participants have an understanding of many important tools and frameworks for theory development and research design and have applied them in the development of their own research proposals.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course covers areas relevant for developing a good research proposal including problem formulation, literature review, theory and hypothesis development, research designs, and methodological choices. The course is intended to be an arena where students can discuss about their research projects and get feedback from the faculty and from their fellow students.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Attendance in seminar sessions, assignments, seminar presentations, readings, exam, and developing a research proposal.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 ECTS = 5 x 27h ≈ 135 h (Contact hours: 15h, Entry exam: 3h, Independent work: 117h)

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the courses TU-91.198/ TU-91.3002 and TU-91.3011

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is intended primarily for first-year doctoral students majoring in strategy and venturing. The course builds on for the fall term course Research Methods in Industrial Engineering and Management. Students wishing to participate in the course are recommended to take first the fall term course. However, passing the fall term course is not a prerequisite for the participation.


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