Compulsory for students enrolled in the RESMAAS program.
In the period the course is offered, students start to write their individual research proposals. In several meetings students bring in their draft proposal for discussion. Comments will be provided by the instructors as well as by fellow students. Attention will be given to the structuring of arguments and the development of research questions on the basis of debates on the current state of research.
The objective of the course is to assist students in:
setting-up their research project
critically engage in formulating research questions
theoretical and methodological considerations in different phases of the project.
Mode of instruction
Seminar form, with introductory lectures and student presentations and feedback.
the course comprises 5 EC and the total course load is thus 140 hrs
26 hrs of these will be spent on lectures, feedback in the successive presentation of parts of the proposal
34 hrs to be spent on studying literature and compiling documents
80 hrs for writing a final paper
Evaluation of weekly presentations and class participation (20%)
Evaluation of final research proposal (80%)
Available for registered students. Instructions, reads and assignments will be communicated via Blackboard. Student assignment papers and final proposal will also be placed in blackboard.
The booktitles and / or syllabi to be used in the course, where it can be purchased and how this literature should be studied beforehand. Provided via Blackboard.
Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.
P O Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, NL
Involves intensive and active participation of students by reading each other’s sections of proposals and providing feedback.