Fall 2019 - ECON 494 D100

Honours Research Proposal (3)

Class Number: 3019

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 5015, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 302, 305 and ECON (or BUEC) 333. A minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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 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; and
-          a written research proposal and progress report, due on the last day of class.  

Students will also be required to provide feedback on their peers’ work. During certain weeks, class time will be devoted to mandatory one-on-one meetings with the instructor.

Grading

  • Short presentation 10%
  • Full presentation 20%
  • Participation and feedback 15%
  • Meetings with instructor 10%
  • Final written proposal 45%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS