Doing Accounting Research (DAR)

Course description

The course focuses business studies approaches and methods. Learning activities consist of lectures, seminars, group projects, academic writing and individual readings. The lectures cover the following themes:
• Methods of data collection and data analysis in qualitative and quantitative research
• Qualitative and quantitative research strategy and research design
• Philosophy of science
The seminars are devoted to discussing and applying these themes from a qualitative or a quantitative research perspective.

Intended Learning Outcomes
The overall aim of the course is to impart knowledge about research methods relevant to the study of accounting and to develop students’ ability to design and carry out scientific research studies.
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
1. Demonstrate insights into basic concepts of methodology and methods of social science.
2. Understand different scientific methods and approaches and their differences.
Skills and abilities
3. Collect data and implement qualitative or quantitative methods and techniques.
4. Justify choice of methods and data collection techniques.
5. Analyse collected data in order to draw empirical and theoretical conclusions.
Judgement and approach
6. Evaluate research designs and data collection methods in connection to a research study.
7. Evaluate strengths and limitations of empirical studies.

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Course title:
Doing Accounting Research
Semester: Spring term 2020
Study period: 2
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Undergraduate level (first cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Course code: fe3434



Course coordinator:
Toivo Lepp
Head of course:
Mikael Holmgren Caicedo
Mikael Holmgren Caicedo
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