The student is able to identify the development tasks of organisations and companies and can choose the right research approach and data collection methods for the development task. She/he can plan and schedule a research and development task. The student is able to use key concepts related to research and development methods.
The student can apply a chosen research and development approach and data collection strategies in either the development or the thesis plan or in a project work during the course. The student understands the importance of critical thinking in the choice of research and development approach as well as in the context of literature and empirical data. She/he is able to use the results from research and development work in the development work of the organisation.
The student is able to assess the success of the applied research approach as well as the suitability of the research methods in his/her own thesis project or another project. The student can argue for the chosen research approach and methods as well as critically assess the chosen research approach, data collection methods and the literature and empirical data. She/he can use the result of the research and development project at a strategic level in organisational development work.