Research Methods

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Semester:  A Teaching Credits: ECTS Credits: 10 Type:


Prerequisite Courses:  – Direction: Environmental Sciences Instructor:  K. Evangelinos

This course aims to introduce students to research, including the types of research, the approach to scientific writing and also to give students an understanding of methodological challenges in empirical research. Particular focus is placed in helping students to develop the skills to independently develop a scientific research design.

Topics per Week:
  1. Introduction to research
  2. What is research, types and structure of research, difference between consulting and research
  3. Scientific writing
  4. In depth analysis of literature and the role of argument
  5. Aims, objectives and hypothesis
  6. Quantitative research methods
  7. Qualitative research methods and mixed methods approach
  8. Case Study research
  9. Presenting the results and building a discussion
  10. Case study
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
Other Activities:  –
  • Literature review – 2000 words (50%)
  • Preparation of a research proposal (50%)
Notes: Lecture slides in PowerPoint format, written instructions for the laboratory exercises
Basic Textbook:
  • Creswell J (2014) Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, Thousand Oaks, SAGE
  • Riley, M., Wood, R. C., Clark, M. A., Wilkie, E. and Szivas, E., (2000) Researching and Writing Dissertations in Business and Management, Thomson Learning, London.

The course is taught in English

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