This course provides students with experience in conducting an independent research project. The aim is to prepare students for a career in research or the pursuit of a PhD. The research project will involve several aspects of study design, namely sample selection, choice of the appropriate analytical tools, and the interpretation and presentation of the results to a relevant audience. To participate in this course, students team up with an academic supervisor with expert knowledge of the topic who can assist them in conducting the research project. The selected topic should match with the academic supervisor’s expertise and research interests. Given that students are doing the MSc in Business Analytics, the focus should be on analyzing a (secondary) dataset and interpreting the results.
Students will work for one semester with an experienced faculty member with in-depth knowledge on a selected topic. Each student is entitled to a maximum of 15 hours of supervision.
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