Fall 2022 - ECON 494 D100
Honours Research Proposal (3)
Class Number: 3759
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
Instructor:Fernando Aragon Sanchez
1 778 782-9107
Prerequisites:ECON 302, 305 and ECON (or BUEC) 333, all with a minimum grade of C-. A minimum CGPA of 3.0.
Preparation for honours research project, including literature review, data collection, ethics approval (if necessary), and presentation of work in progress at end of term. This course is intended for students in the Honours and Joint Honours Programs.
This course will help students prepare for their honours research project, including finding a research question, reviewing the literature, writing a proposal, obtaining/collecting data and/or formulating a model, and, if needed, obtaining ethics approval.
Students will be guided to start a specific research project on their own, and learn about research methodology and good practices. In consultation with the instructor, each student will be guided to conceive a new research idea and prepare a written proposal.
This course is intended for students in the Honours and Joint Honours programs. The research proposal and work done in this course are expected to feed into ECON 499W, where students will complete the research and write an honours research paper.
The main requirements are as follows:
- a short presentation (research question and literature review) in October
- a presentation of the full research proposal, as well as any additional progress, toward the end of the semester
- a written research proposal and progress report, due on the last day of class
- participate actively in the development of papers by other students in the class.
- Attend regular progress meetings with the instructor
Topics: Research proposal
- Presentation 30%
- Class participation 20%
- Final written proposal 50%
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