575 Research Seminar

757 Research Seminar

  • Study programme and level: Master’s joint study programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 8 ECTS
  • Course type: Core course
  • Lectures: /
  • Seminar: /
  • Other study activities: 10
  • Individual work: 230
  • Language: English, Serbian, Slovene
  • Lecturer: /

1. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Research paper content and structure
  • Writing language
  • Choice and analysis of research topic
  • Literature study, content analysis
  • Justification of the research topic
  • Research questions
  • Hypothesis definition and testing
  • Research planning and executing
  • Research reporting
  • Publication of research papers

2. Readings

  • Lester J.D., Lester J.D. Jr, 2011. Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide, Books a la Carte Edition, 14th ed. Longman.
  • Behrens, L., Rosen, L.J., 2011. A Sequence for Academic Writing, 5th ed. Longman.
  • Association, M.L., 2009. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition, 7th ed. Modern Language Association of America.
  • Pasek, J., 2012. Writing the Empirical Social Science Research Paper, <http://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/empirical-social-science.pdf>, accessed 15.01.2013.
  • USC, 2012. Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper, USC Libraries, <http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide>, accessed 15.01.2013.
  • Creedy, J., 2002. Starting Research and Writing a Research Paper. <http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_emp/documents/publication/wcm_041862.pdf>, accessed 15.01.2013.

3. Objectives and competences


  • recognizes and defines problem, asks research questions and/or thesis and defines research hypotheses,
  • prepares research design and research project plan,
  • executes the research, and defines the results,
  • prepares scientific paper in IMrAD format,
  • in paper writing uses formal language and appropriate writing style.

Student is able to:

  • choose and to evaluate research topic and problem framework,
  • plan the research and research project with all necessary elements,
  • choose appropriate literature and prepare the review of previous research results,
  • interpret the research results and discuss them,
  • report results in the form of a research paper.

4. Intended learning outcomes:

Students will:

  • be able
  • to design a small empirical research, to execute the research project and interpret gained results,
  • to prepare research results in form suitable for understanding and verification of the research results that are acceptable for the publicity in the relevant publications,
  • to write scientific paper for publication in chosen scientific journal
  • to review scientific work of other authors.

5. Learning and teaching methods:

  • research work
  • consultation
  • e-learning

6. Assessment

Method of assessment is determined by the type of work (liabilities) student:

report on research work
Paper published in a scientific or professional publication.