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Бакалаврская программа «Программа двух дипломов по экономике НИУ ВШЭ и Лондонского университета»

Research Seminar

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
7
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 2-4 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The main goal of the course is to assist students in developing skills required for providing independent research and writing high-quality term/diploma papers. A particular attention is given to formulation of a proper research question, embedding the research into relevant body of academic literature, hypotheses testing, usage of proper analytical tools, and presentation of obtained results. Within the course, students shall also develop their presentation skills as speakers in special research meetings (particularly, pre-defence sessions in the Spring semester). The course is intended for 4th-year undergraduate students of the International College of Economics and Finance. The course is compulsory. BSc students of years from 1 to 3 can participate in seminars as well. The course is taught in English.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Development of research skills necessary to design and complete a good (feasible, interesting, novel, relevant) research project
  • Development of analytical skills typical of contemporary research papers in economics and finance
  • Improvement of skills in searching and processing research-relevant information. This includes academic literature search technologies, working with various electronic databases, HSE electronic library resources etc
  • Development of data processing, analytics and visualization skills using appropriate software packages
  • Development of academic writing skills (including correct formatting of the paper and citing)
  • Strengthen students’ presentation skills and abilities to participate in scientific discussions
  • Stimulation of communication between students and teachers fostering academic environment
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Analytically evaluate contemporary research papers in economics and finance
  • Search and processresearch-relevant information
  • Able to perform data processing, analytics and visualization using appropriate software packages
  • Able to participate in scientific discussions
  • Able to communicate in academic environment
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Series of seminars “ICEF Dialogues”
    The purpose of it is to expose students to real financial and economic issues and problems from an early stage, and approaches to solve them. The mechanism is through a non-technical seminar given by faculty on a recent or ongoing research project. (ARP - ICEF Advanced Research Programme )
  • Working with different Data sources: HSE e-library, citation databases
  • Working with different Data sources: RLMS, Bloomberg
  • Working with statistical software (ARP)
  • Methods of economic research (theory, empirics, experiment)
  • Presentation skills
  • Presenting topic of diploma paper (motivation and goals of research) and obtained results (pre-defense)
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking presentation at the pre-defense session
    Those fourth year students who participated in the annual student ARP mini-conference get the full credit for the presentation part of the grade.
  • non-blocking attendance of the pre-defense sessions
    The student has to attend at least two other pre-defence sessions
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.5 * presentation at the pre-defense session + 0.5 * attendance of the pre-defense sessions
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Wayne C. Booth et al. The Craft of Research (4th ed.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Wang, G. T., & Park, K. (2016). Student Research and Report Writing : From Topic Selection to the Complete Paper. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1108252