Course description

Research Methods for Master of Accounting and Auditing


This course is an introductory course for students who will write the 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 on 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

Learning outcome knowledge

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Understand how to write a research proposal
  • Understand some of the most relevant methodologies and data sources
  • Find relevant literature sources
  • Evaluate sources
  • Write a proper literature review

Exam organisation

  • Written assignment: 100%
  • Written assignment: 10%
  • Written assignment: 25%
  • Written exam: 65%