Ethics and academic integrity. Methodology of economic scientific research

Course Code: BA225 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Business Administration - Masters • Field of study: Business Administration (in English)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Dan Constantin Dănulețiu
Seminar tutor: Dan Constantin Dănulețiu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

Developing the skills of scientific inquiry of the economic phenomenon for the future specialists
Identifying the real economic problems which the master students have to solve by using methods and instruments of specific scientific inquiry
Appropriation and aplying the values of the professional ethics in the research activity

Course Entry Requirements:

Not needed

Course contents:

1. Research and academic writing in economics and business administration  

2. Stages of the scientific research and the main instruments used

3. Documentation and scientific learning. The use of library and online databases.                                                          

4. Methods of research used in economics

5. Writing and public presentation of a scientific paper

6. Scientific papers publishing

7. Ethics of scientific research

Teaching methods:

Lecture, discussions, study cases, exercises

Learning outcomes:

Achieving the theoretical and practical abilities, proven by adequate use of the research methods presented

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

exam (50%), elaborated paper (50%)

Recommended reading:

Creswell, J., Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, 4th ed., Sage Publication, -, 2018, -.
Hartley, J., Academic writing and publishing. A practical handbook, Routledge, -, 2008, -.
Pecorari, D., Academic Writing and Plagiarism. A linguistic analysis, Continuum International Publishing Group, -, 2008, -.
Brewer, D.D.,, Essentials Of Scientific Research: A Practical Guide, Evidence Guides, Seatle, 2020, -.
4. Ghauri, P., Gronhaug, K., Strange, R., Research Methods In Business Studies, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2020, -.