Excerpt from course description

Research Methods for Master of Accounting and Auditing


This course is an introductory course for students who will write their master’s thesis as a part of the Master in Accounting and Auditing (GRA 1920). In place of this course, students may take an equivalent methods course at the master’s level.

Course content

  • Philosophy of science.
  • The research process.
  • Formulating problems to be addressed.
  • Research designs.
  • Problems relating to research ethics.
  • Data collection.
  • Data analysis.
  • Advice on writing the master thesis.
  • Literature search and evaluation of sources.


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