Course Title : Research Methods and Academic Writing
Code Course
Credits ECTS
COM 305-1 A 5 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description Methods of Research & Academic Writing actually asserts that by this definition means an articulate theory, operational concepts which are used to learn knowledge that are a function of problem solving, building and defining concepts for development strategy, strategic planning, effective management. Methods of Research and Academic Writing help prepare a good paper, you can apply both to regain confidence in the usefulness and value as pipelines of progress during the study, to understand not just as data collection, but as a critical processing an experience, aptitude profit (valid for the future) to detect problems, to handle them methodically them and submitted them under some certain communication modes. This lecture course is intended to explain how to perform a study that relies on the proper method, providing critical - theoretical contribution about the usefulness of the analytical studies foolish, but the guide will help on the way how to work a specific paper. In short, the program contains sufficient amount of theoretical material, to give them practical importance, by which creates a stable foundation to build intellectually.
Objectives  To get knowledge on advanced methods of scientific research  Adopt operational concepts to promote the acquisition of knowledge dealing with design skills as a modern preparation, without which it is difficult to align the students in terms of understanding, interpretation, the independence and the exit from the circle vicious time.  To reach students applying instruments methodological, theoretical reviews allow passing on concrete actions in research, observations and professional jobs compositions, as a step to access the inside of the science.  Bachelor Course lectures enables original action, independent of communication with past values and ideas of drawing useful performance for the holistic development of culture as a precondition of all other developments.
Course Outline
1What is the diploma thesis, as well as other forms of academic writing
2Selection processes of the study topic
3Collection and study material
4Drafting the work plan and filing
5Knowledge, theories, paradigms and perspectives. The nature of the research subject in the social sciences
6The nature of the data. Characteristics of data. Using data as a representation of social relativity
7Research questions, hypotheses, operational definitions of research.
8Midterm Exam
9Champion selection. Research Proposals
10Data collection, questionnaires, semi-structured interviews.
11Focus groups, document preview
12Data analysis, working with data
13Planning and structure of academic writing. The way of writing
14First writing of the paper
15Drafting the final version of the paper
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1To know the student with the basic rules of the art of writing
2The student must carry papers with high scientific level (essays, course assignments, work majors)
3Encourage critical thinking by appearing in a criminal act of empathy and understanding of its
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 12020
Midterms 100
Final examination 11515
Other 12020
Total Work Load 131
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.24

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