Research Paper in Economic History

15 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2EH372

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
2EH372
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Economic History G1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Board of the Department of Economic History, 22 October 2012
Responsible department
Department of Economic History

Entry requirements

Sweden's Economic and Social Development in the 19th and 20th Centuries, 7.5 credits

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student should

  • be able to individually formulate a well-defined scientific problem and to discuss this problem by writing an essay, equivalent to 10 weeks of work
  • be able to evaluate and use suitable research methods, sources and analytical frameworks and theories in relation to the chosen subject.

Content

The aim of the course is to train the student in basic research work, scientific writing, the application of suitable research methods, critical evaluation of sources and in a seminar to defend her/his study. This is a limited independent research task with a duration of approximately 8 to 10 weeks. This work ends up with a scientific report of 30 - 40 pages of typed text. Professional supervision is continuously given. The basic task is to solve a well defined delimited research problem within a wider economic historic context by applying well established scientific methods and, when applicable, to make use of theoretical frameworks.

Instruction

Professional guidance is continuously given and the work is closely followed by the supervisor.

Assessment

Assessment of research paper.

No reading list found.

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