Desk Study Thesis
Volledige vakbeschrijvingThe desk study involves academic research and the writing of a Desk Study Thesis. Students conduct research, which involves gathering, examining and analysing secondary and possibly some primary data, whereby students, for their particular research question, should familiarize themselves with the existing academic debates in the field of globalization and development studies with a focus on the Global South. The desk study thesis should contribute to the relevant academic debates and may, ideally, form the basis of an academic publication.
Doelstellingen van dit vakUpon completion of the Desk Study Exam Option students will • be able to apply/use the relevant knowledge and skills acquired during the MA GDS • be able to identify and formulate a research question and build an academic argument • be able to conduct a comprehensive literature search and bibliographic analysis, and assess the quality of the sources • be able to find, assess and critically make use of secondary and primary data • be able to critically reflect upon the relations between theoretical framework, methodology, and empirical findings • be able to use theoretical perspectives from a variety of academic fields for a chosen research topic • be able to apply knowledge, theories and methods to written work • be able to write a full, well-referenced, research paper and position themselves in an academic debate • be able to deal with and incorporate critical academic feedback • be able to carry out a study within a fixed time-frame and meet deadlines • have acquired the academic and personal skills to conduct and reflect upon desk study research in an ethical and socially responsible fashion
4 apr 2022
30 jun 2022
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:Skills, Training(s), Research
Trefwoorden:Desk study, research question, theory, methodology, literature search, bibliographic analysis