Using Accounting Research (UAR)

Course description

The course is organized around reading, analyzing and discussing accounting research literature. The course introduces accounting research questions within financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and the role of accounting in society. The course lays the groundwork for the student to use previous research by introducing a variety of accounting questions and providing a forum to critically evaluate the principles and assumptions of accounting research.

Intended Learning Outcomes
The overall aim of the course is to develop the students understanding of contemporary questions, methods and analytical tools in the field of accounting research in order to develop the student’s ability to construct their own research problems based on previous accounting research.
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
1. Describe and explain central themes, questions, theoretical perspectives within the field of accounting
2. Show understanding of the different sections of the academic text
Skills and abilities
3. Show, both orally and in writing, the ability to discuss and problematize theoretical questions in the field of accounting.
4. Show, both orally and in writing, the ability to relate and contrast research results from accounting research
5. Show in writing the ability to follow the academic format to produce a research problem based in previous research
Judgement and approach
6. Develop a reflective stance to accounting research by critically evaluating research problems and results.

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Course title:
Using Accounting Research
Semester: Spring term 2020
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Undergraduate level (first cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Course code: fe3433



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