Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences
Course Leader:
Alexander Krumer
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

ADM705 Research methods and proposal (Autumn 2018)

About the course

Kurset vil dekke følgende emner:

  • How to write a scientific paper or report
  • Literature references
  • Research Methods
  • Natural experiments
  • The philosophy of science
  • Possible topic for a master thesis in Business Administration

The course is connected to the following study programs

  • Master in Economics and Business Administration
  • International Study Programme - Master's level

Recommended requirements

Completed 1st year, Master of Business Adm.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

After completing the course, the successful student should:

  • Understand how economic research is conducted and presented, both orally and in writing
  • Understand methodological issues and related philosophy of science
  • Understand requirements and suitable topic for a master thesis   

Forms of teaching and learning

3 hours of lecture per week

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

  • Mandatory coursework: Oral presentation
  • Courseworks given: 1
  • Courseworks required: 1
  • Presence: Not required
  • Comment:


  • Form of assessment: Home assessment
  • Proportion: 100%
  • Duration: Semesters
  • Grouping: Group
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material


Defined at the start of the course. Possible litterature:

  • McCloskey, Donald, 1985, "Economical Writing", Economic Inquiry 23, 187-222.
  • Friedman, Milton, 1953, "The Methodology of Positive Economics", Essays in Positive Economics, Univeristy of Chicago Press, 3-43.
  • Lazear, Edward, 2000, "Economic Imperialism", Quarterly Journal of Economics 115, 99-146.