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Postgraduate course 2023/2024

Postgraduate seminar

Type: Compulsory course
Area of studies: Postgraduate Studies
When: 1 year, 1 semester
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Language: English
ECTS credits: 5
Contact hours: 68

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Research Seminar course designed for doctoral students in “Economics and Management” is an educational component of the postgraduate education system which aims at forming Doctoral students’ knowledge and developing their skills on how to conduct individual research work in the area of the chosen profile, prepare research papers, including thesis and improve relevant competencies.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Mastering the methods of searching and summarizing scientific literature, working with specialized statistical resources
  • Development of skills of independent work with reference and legal information systems
  • Formation of skills among doctoral students in setting research problems and determining the basic conditions for empirical research in the study area
  • Formation of skills among doctoral students in the formulation of research hypotheses, theories, knowledge and skills of applying research methodology in management
  • Acquisition of skills to analyze practical situations
  • Improving the skills of public presenting research findings and conducting research discussions
  • Improving the skills of preparing publications (scientific reports, conference papers, articles for refereed academic journals) both in Russian and in English
  • Usage of theoretical tools for the case analysis
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to conduct individual research work in the area of the chosen profile, prepare research papers and improve relevant competencies.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Developing the research proposal: Problem formulation and research question development.
  • Creating, developing, and writing theory
  • Literature review: how and why to do literature review?
  • Research design, methodology, data
  • Theoretical and practical implications
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation
    Students’ participation and contribution to class discussion will be assessed during the course.
  • non-blocking Current tasks during the course
    A series of tasks will be given to students, mostly related to analyzing and presenting an academic paper or own research.
  • non-blocking Examination in the form of an individual written research design
  • non-blocking Attestation of other Seminar's parts
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 1st semester
    0.3 * Current tasks during the course + 0.3 * Current tasks during the course + 0.5 * Examination in the form of an individual written research design + 0.5 * Examination in the form of an individual written research design + 0.2 * Participation + 0.2 * Participation
  • 2024/2025 1st semester
    1 * Attestation of other Seminar's parts + 1 * Attestation of other Seminar's parts
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Andrew H. Van de Ven. (2007). Engaged Scholarship : A Guide for Organizational and Social Research. OUP Oxford.
  • HU, C.-P., & CHANG, Y.-Y. (2017). John W. Creswell, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.BCEBF1CE

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • ALVESSON, M., & Sandberg, J. (2011). Generating Research Questions through Problematization. Academy of Management Review, 36(2), 247–271. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2009.0188
  • Berk, R. A. (1983). An Introduction to Sample Selection Bias in Sociological Data. American Sociological Review, 48(3), 386–398. https://doi.org/10.2307/2095230
  • Blaug, M. (1992). The Methodology of Economics : Or, How Economists Explain (Vol. Second edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=676611
  • Business research methods, Bryman, A., 2007
  • Certo, S. T., & Semadeni, M. (2006). Strategy Research and Panel Data: Evidence and Implications. Journal of Management, 32(3), 449–471. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206305283320
  • King, G., Verba, S., & Keohane, R. O. (1994). Designing Social Inquiry : Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=329740
  • Publishing in AMJ: Part 1: Topic choice: From the Editors. (2011). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.A8764859
  • Whetten, D. A. (1989). What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution? Academy of Management Review, 14(4), 490–495. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMR.1989.4308371