The life of an accounting information systems research course


This paper describes the development, evaluation, and the changes made to a research course for part-time Master of Science students in accounting. The course prepares students for their Master of Science thesis and aims to develop their research skills. On top of this, it managed to overcome barriers between faculty members who were chiefly involved in teaching, and those who mainly conducted research. In the course, students work in teams, closely supervised by faculty members, and go through a research process that ends with the preparation of a research paper. The course consists of 10 steps, which are described and critically discussed. Evaluation scores indicate that students appreciate the course and experience a steep learning curve. Faculty members also experience benefits, despite the extensive preparation time involved.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Accounting
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Accounting Education on 5/5/2018, available online at:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accounting information systems,course development,research skills,Accounting,Education
Publication ISSN: 1468-4489
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 09:33
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 08:10
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2018-05-05
Accepted Date: 2018-04-29
Authors: De Loo, Ivo (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9584-0445)
Bots, Jan



Version: Accepted Version

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