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Economics of Innovation 2009, IDY035

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2009-10-21 - 2009-11-04
Antal svar: 68
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: ?%
Kontaktperson: Daniel Ljungberg»


1. I am originally coming from*

68 svarande

Industrial engineering at Chalmers»44 64%
another programme at Chalmers»0 0%
another Swedish university»0 0%
I am an international student»20 29%
I am an exchange student»4 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.11

2. I approximately attended

67 svarande

20 % of the lectures»0 0%
40 % of the lectures»2 2%
60 % of the lectures»3 4%
80 % of the lectures»31 46%
100 % of the lectures»31 46%

Genomsnitt: 4.35

3. Of the required reading, I approximately read

68 svarande

0-9 papers»5 7%
1-14 papers»8 11%
15-19 papers»18 26%
20 - 24 papers»24 35%
> 25 papers»13 19%

Genomsnitt: 3.47

General questions on the course

4. Overall the course was*

68 svarande

Very good»25 36%
Good»31 45%
OK»12 17%
Poor»0 0%
Very poor»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.8 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

5. How much did you learn from the course?*

68 svarande

Nothing at all»0 0%
A little»2 2%
Medium amount»13 19%
Much»34 50%
Very much»19 27%

Genomsnitt: 4.02 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

6. The pace of the course was*

68 svarande

Too slow»0 0%
Slow»1 1%
Neither slow nor fast»18 26%
Fast»42 61%
Too fast»7 10%

Genomsnitt: 3.8 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

7. How demanding was the course?*

68 svarande

Not at all demanding»1 1%
Slightly demanding»3 4%
Quite demanding»14 20%
Demanding»26 38%
Very demanding»24 35%

Genomsnitt: 4.01 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

8. The lecturers were*

68 svarande

Very poor»1 1%
Poor»2 2%
OK»13 19%
Good»42 61%
Very good»10 14%

Genomsnitt: 3.85 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

- Please improve your lectures, what what are we going to talk about? to why should I care? How does this relate to the rest of the course? Make clear distinctions between the different subjects (visually) & make clear conclusions at the end of a subject. » (Very poor)
- I actually think that the pace of the lecturers are to slow, to much talk before you get started on the topic.» (Poor)
- hard to keep up due to bad powerpoints» (Poor)
- The slides could be more clear. » (OK)
- The slides were a little hard to follow. It was difficult to understand how the concepts were linked. Magnus showed some good slides at the closing lecture that would have been nice to have from the beginning.» (OK)
- Really lots of papers to read, maybe a bit too much. References in the lecture to different papers are very helpful to connecting contents also in regard to the take home exam. » (OK)
- The connection between slides could be more clear. i.e. clarify what was headings and subchapters. Images so we could follow were in a process would have been very good.» (OK)
- Name: Sofie Larsson» (Good)
- Interesting topics, but sometimes too many slides.» (Good)
- In the beginning it is quite hard sometimes to see the purpose with the course. However, in the end when understanding is created of the complexity I think this is one of the best courses at Chalmers so far.» (Good)
- Andreas Fredriksson» (Good)
- Really nice with the small discussion assignment during class hours. That yield a good opportuninty to make sure that one understands the concepts.» (Good)
- sometimes too drift away» (Good)
- I think there were TOO MANY readings and unfortunatelly I think most of them, although interesting, not necessary, and since I couldn"t read them all sometimes I got lost in some themes...» (Good)
- Ola Hofgren, 850409-4890» (Good)
- I did not learn as much as I could. I was not prepared to start an intense course like this.» (Good)
- I really learned a lot, probably it will be helpfull to encourage students to read earlier.» (Good)
- Lecturers were very good, but quite confusing.. too much concepts in few time» (Very good)
- Sometime I fell like the content per lecture is really too much. But I understand that the overall content of this course is pretty much as well.» (Very good)

9. Too little attention was paid to?

- Innovation system, which is an intersting topic in EOI.»
- The read articles, it would have been intresting with one or two literature seminare in two major concept areas.»
- to the economical aspect and maybe links to the political systems»
- Summarizing it all, getting it into some sort of framework»
- Linking the concepts early in the course.»
- The RBV/KBV?»
- the articles. If I am supposed to read that many articles to each lecture, I would like to see those articles being discussed in class.»
- summing up, making it all hang together»
- The relation between what was told, I often wondered why I should care?»
- Explaning the whole picture, like in the last lecture.»
- Basic theories on economic progress ideas. For example I would glad to attend a lecture on Schumpeter"s or Keynes" viewpoints.»
- indusrial transformation»
- To connect all the concept like you did in the last lecture»
- CCC... and there was a question in the exam... and the reading was very difficult to understand»
- The book»
- overall structure of the course (only in final lecture)»
- How to make slides, because both of the projects were based on slides.»

10. Too much attention was paid to?

- market signals»
- Maybe to the presentation of different concepts, I think that some content in the last lecture can be used earlier as it can state how the connections are seen. Or that the picture with the "arrow" in the last lecture can be developed into a framework that can be used from the start to seen how different concepts build upon each other»
- Nothing»
- Indepht examples & explanation of a concept, for this reason I was lost quite often »
- Examples from same industries every time. Games mining etc.»
- Value creation»
- The take home exam»
- i don"t know»

11. What other comments or recommendations would you make for the future?

- I prefer to have project II because it reflect what I learnt from this class»
- This course covered a lot of aspects in innovation, information is broad. Maybe it"s better select several most important topics and deep into it. Others could be introduced and learnt after course.»
- I would have used less slides on the lectures and decreased number of articles for reading.»
- Maybe divide the home exam into two parts or hand-ins. One could be put earlier because it can then early teach the student how one is supposed to think in a EOI-way»
- I think that this course really opens your eyes for the subject. The fact that it is sometimes hard to grasp make you wanna learn even more. Probably this course, if any, should need 15 hp. »
- Encourage some kind of obligatory literature seminar early to make people read early.»
- The home exam was very good and i learned a lot (most...) the last week of the course. Perhaps it would be possible to have smaller hand-ins earlier in the course instead of collecting everything in the end? That would even out the work load and get students to start reflecting early on, rather than just reading...»
- a larger course»
- That both project 1 and 2 should be graded. They should also preferably constitute a larger part of the total grade, for instance 40 percent.»
- I didn"t understand half of what was being said or what the presentations were about, this is why I skipped some lectures at the end or left half-way. My understanding of the english language is good, that was not a reason why I didn"t understand what was being said. »
- Keep the ind. feedback on presentation technique, very good!»
- I thought the take home exam was good, very good questions, difficult in determining what path to start write from. Although I felt that the exam was quite large. A lot of words on each question and I hadn"t expected it to take so long to write the thing. I took me six days straight just to write it. Thus I think it would be better to have fewer words on each question to ease the work load a bit, which in turn hopefully could lead to better quality on the exams»
- Keep on postponing 8:00hrs lecture to 9:00hrs!»
- I would have prefered less articles, even if I read all the articles before the home exam, I can"t see that it is normal to sit 16 hours for one week to do an exam. »
- Since there are a lot of articles it would be great if there were some literature seminars where students could discuss 4-5 articles 1 h evrey week»
- The last lecture was very helpful. Only then I realized how everything is connected and how all the concepts build up to economic growth (graphic with the arrow). Maybe it would be helpful to have this outline in the beginning also. Although the students would not get it entirely, I think it is a good overall motivation for the different concepts. »
- Less information in the slides»
- A classification on the papers in the sense of which importance they have for the learning. »
- To do the take home exam in pairs»
- good contect, but presented in a too messy way »
- what about case studies? .. what was the situation, the context, the decision, the consecuences.»
- I liked the Youtube- videos that showed the innovation....»
- It will be good to have a small grading of the first project, so people can put more effort on it.»
Genomsnitt totalt för detta stycke: 3.5

Specific questions on the course

12. I learnt to*


- The leacturer could make most of information sense and easy (sometimes, not so easy) to understand in a good structure.»
- In other words I learnt quite much.»
- I liked the way you related every concept :)»
- 1. I think that you could have given an historical review of the different ways of viewing economic progress, what neo-classism is and how the different views evolved from its predecessors. 2. "Understand and characterise different types of innovation*" - I think that we got a lot from the MDP-course that were related to this subjects and not sloe from this course. »
- Maybe it would be helpful to explain in advanced what does the term "characterise" means, because it can create confussion and it is used alot of times. :)»

Identify and understand the "realities" of economic progress*
68 svarande

I fully agree»19 27%
I agree»40 58%
I agree some, but not much»8 11%
I disagree»1 1%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.86

Identifying key concepts to analyse and explain economic change*
68 svarande

I fully agree»28 41%
I agree»35 51%
I agree some, but not much»3 4%
I disagree»2 2%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.69

Understand and characterise different types of innovation*
68 svarande

I fully agree»27 39%
I agree»33 48%
I agree some, but not much»5 7%
I disagree»3 4%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.76

Identify and characterise key concepts of innovation*
68 svarande

I fully agree»26 38%
I agree»34 50%
I agree some, but not much»6 8%
I disagree»2 2%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.76

Relate different levels in the economy*
68 svarande

I fully agree»12 17%
I agree»38 55%
I agree some, but not much»15 22%
I disagree»2 2%
I totally disagree»1 1%

Genomsnitt: 2.14

13. I really think it is correct when the examiner claim that this course provides a backbone for the entire innovation area (i.e. the MEI programme)

68 svarande

I fully agree»24 35%
I agree»39 57%
I agree some, but not much»5 7%
I disagree»0 0%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.72

- it made me see hpw the world has emerged to some extent» (I fully agree)
- Hard to answer this question before taken any other courses but I learnt a lot of important concepts that should be the backbone in the MEI programme» (I fully agree)
- Yes, I already feel in the new course that it is partly mentioned in the EoI course. It is good to get the whole picture but sad that there are a lot of things that need to be introduced and perhaps not discussed. » (I fully agree)
- I got a very good overall of the MEI programme» (I fully agree)
- This course explained most aspects in innovation area, it"s general and necessary.» (I agree)
- But I do not think I can know that before I have had the other courses.» (I agree)
- I think so anyway, not sure til I"ll see whats next» (I agree)
- Yes but it was not always that clearly explained how all the concepts and levels of ecnomy are realated to each other. The slide with an arrow on diffrent key concepts last lecture should be presented repeatdly during the course to pin point what we are talkin about during todays lecture and how the subject is related to other parts of the course.» (I agree)
- Guess so, but how am I really suppose to know this when I have not taken the other courses yet..?» (I agree some, but not much)

14. There was too little emphasis on


- The firm and industry levels were covered in the course from many case studies.»
- I think we more focused on the industry level»
- See previous comment»
- The course was so interesting that I feel I could have learnt much more. Why not trying a "Economics of Innovation II" ??»

The level of the economy in the course
66 svarande

I fully agree»2 3%
I agree»6 9%
I agree some, but not much»29 43%
I disagree»26 39%
I totally disagree»3 4%

Genomsnitt: 3.33

The firm and the industry levels in the course
66 svarande

I fully agree»0 0%
I agree»8 12%
I agree some, but not much»23 34%
I disagree»28 42%
I totally disagree»7 10%

Genomsnitt: 3.51

15. It is much better that the course introduces the entire MEI area than just sticks to one issue

67 svarande

I fully agree»10 14%
I agree»23 34%
I agree some, but not much»15 22%
I disagree»14 20%
I totally disagree»5 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.71

- Could be a bit confusing with all the different topics..» (I agree)
- Doesn´,t it???» (I agree some, but not much)
- I dont understand the question...» (I agree some, but not much)
- It is maybe good to mention that a couple of times more during the course, also, explain what is connected to what course.» (I agree some, but not much)
- The problem is that this not clear during the course» (I agree some, but not much)
- If it introduces the entire MEI area, it seems like an introduction course without much value for Master students.» (I disagree)
- Depending. If it could be 15 hp in one course, as in SCM program, I could agree» (I disagree)
- It would probably be to broad.» (I disagree)
- introductions to the MEI programm should be separate from this course, since I"m not doing the MEI programm, I was confusing from time to time » (I totally disagree)
- unclear for exchange students that this was an introductory course» (I totally disagree)

16. I wish I had started to read and study much earlier

67 svarande

I fully agree»15 22%
I agree»13 19%
I agree some, but not much»18 26%
I disagree»16 23%
I totally disagree»5 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.74

- Man it was alot at the end!» (I fully agree)
- Put all the articles in a printed compendium. WASTE of time 70 people have to print all that stuff. Easly worth 150kr + congestion problems with the printers. » (I fully agree)
- The literature reading was a tough thing. Much time was needed to read and understand them.» (I agree)
- Even though you start reading early you might realize that you did not fully understand it. You often have to read it at least twice» (I agree)
- I did, but I was not used to this kind of readings. » (I agree)
- I think that I started quite early but still it was hard to keep up, as it was so much to read and I really wanted to read all the articles. So maybe reduce the amount of articles or state more clearly which articles are the most important ones» (I agree some, but not much)
- Did start quite early but did not have time to read all articles but most of them.» (I agree some, but not much)
- You said in the beginning that we were recommended to start reading straight away-and so we did. What you could say for the next time, is that we only have about 4 weeks to read all literature-that is why you really have to start from the beginning. » (I agree some, but not much)
- Even though, I started to read since the first day, there was too much material...» (I agree some, but not much)
- I listened to Magnus" advice and started reading week 1, which turned out to be a good choice» (I disagree)
- I read during the course, the reading was very extensive and could have been reduced. It would have been better to add articles as sources to use to the exame instead of using it as compulsary. » (I disagree)
- I started early.» (I disagree)
- It would have only confused me more, there is so much information! Reading the questions first, deciding upon the key concepts and reading according to that worked really well for me.» (I disagree)
- I did start at the beginning of the course but had a one week reading stop when all the projects from both courses were supposed to be handed in.» (I disagree)
- I think even if you want to start earlier it is a lot of information and you can´,t catch everything with the two courses and projects....» (I disagree)
- Started off perfectly well, but wasn"t able to maintain the speed when the projects in each course got more demanding. » (I disagree)
- I started day 1. It is necessary.» (I totally disagree)
- But the amount of material to read is huge.» (I totally disagree)
- I wouldn"t say I"ve done much more this reading period than reading articles. » (I totally disagree)

Specific questions on literature

17. The course book by Scherer was very useful to me

63 svarande

I fully agree»2 3%
I agree»11 17%
I agree some, but not much»22 34%
I disagree»18 28%
I totally disagree»10 15%

Genomsnitt: 3.36

- I did not read it. » (?)
- I could not read it.» (?)
- A good book! Its nice and short so that you can fully understand it! Very good book! Keep it!» (I fully agree)
- Just 2 chapters were useful, the other were just economic history.» (I agree)
- Many other books about Economics of Innovation are also good.» (I agree)
- But he pays to much attention to R&D.» (I agree)
- I think it was quite useful and it gave me a basic understanding but I don"t think that it is worth buying since it doesn"t have more depth» (I agree some, but not much)
- One class could have covered all important parts. Then I could have focused even more on the articles.» (I agree some, but not much)
- some parts were very interesting while some was just a waste. A lot of statistics which was hard to grasp the importance of. » (I agree some, but not much)
- Didn"t read the whole book, just some ch» (I agree some, but not much)
- Read only parts of it» (I agree some, but not much)
- read it only partly some crap in it also» (I agree some, but not much)
- Is the Scherer book the best one for this course?? I do not think so. » (I agree some, but not much)
- Only read/used part of it.» (I agree some, but not much)
- I think the papers are better since text books always beat around the bush. They tend to write a lot but never come up with anything...» (I disagree)
- I did not have time to read the book» (I disagree)
- Didnt read it» (I disagree)
- I did not read it» (I disagree)
- The only good thing i got from that one was a introduction to the smithian DoL. » (I totally disagree)
- I have it, but stopped reading it after a couple of pages. A lot of blabla» (I totally disagree)
- I didn"t even read it because there were too many articles» (I totally disagree)
- didnt read it» (I totally disagree)

18. Some parts of the literature were very easy while other parts of the literature were very hard

66 svarande

I fully agree»31 46%
I agree»22 33%
I agree some, but not much»11 16%
I disagree»2 3%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.75

- Some parts are wicked hard, like the article about defining value, thats hard.» (I fully agree)
- Some articles were really hard even to read! So it is nearly impossible to comprehend the articles by reading them before class.» (I fully agree)
- some too easy, some too hard» (I fully agree)
- Some literatures such as The Economist were easy to read. Others like Von Hippel"s work were harder.» (I agree)
- Toner and Butler was one of the hardest.» (I agree)
- But that"s good, we have to learn!» (I agree)
- I think it would be a good idea to have another CCC literature, that could explain better this theory.» (I agree)

19. I found it hard to read the academic papers

67 svarande

I fully agree»5 7%
I agree»20 29%
I agree some, but not much»25 37%
I disagree»14 20%
I totally disagree»3 4%

Genomsnitt: 2.85

- but some articles are easier than others.» (I agree)
- You do not understand them the first time.» (I agree)
- They often write things that are quite easy to comprehend in a very complex way. Unnecessary! But that"s the life of academics I suppose and nothing that could be changed..» (I agree)
- Some of them were very hard to grasp while other were ok.» (I agree)
- There were too many» (I agree)
- Needed to read pretty slow to really understad the text. » (I agree)
- Some of the papers were really hard» (I agree)
- It"s okay for me to read them although sometimes they are difficult.» (I agree some, but not much)
- Depending on which articles I read. Some of them really tried their best to make sure noone understood anything. » (I agree some, but not much)
- some papers were realy hard to understand and required a lot topic specfic knowledge about certain .e.g ecnomical notions» (I agree some, but not much)
- Some of the papers were hard to understand and a bit to theoretical or focused to one narrow area but the majority I thought were ok.» (I disagree)
- It depends on how you read them.» (I totally disagree)
- I have read forced te read a lot of acedemic paper in my studies already, I know how to read » (I totally disagree)

20. The "Classification of papers" that related the course literature was really useful

67 svarande

I fully agree»27 40%
I agree»25 37%
I agree some, but not much»11 16%
I disagree»3 4%
I totally disagree»1 1%

Genomsnitt: 1.89

- Really usefull for finding the paper I needed to answer the exam questions and finding which papers they relate to» (I fully agree)
- Really good - helped out when you didn"t have time to read all articles» (I fully agree)
- Could be improved and try to do spidernet picture over how the different topics and papers are related» (I fully agree)
- could be even more elaborate i think» (I fully agree)
- it is very good guidance for me. Thank you.» (I fully agree)
- include keywords..?» (I fully agree)
- The classification of papers helped me a lot because I could more easily realte them together.» (I agree)
- What was really useful was the description of each paper in the classification.» (I agree)
- Magnus seem to have another opinion than me of what articles that were easy sometimes.» (I agree some, but not much)
- Did not look very much at it, but it was good.» (I agree some, but not much)
- There was a lot of literature to read, a bit to much» (I agree some, but not much)
- I think it would be better if the papers are organized according to the lectures, like on the sylabus.» (I disagree)
- It took too much time to find them because of this classification» (I totally disagree)

21. The lectures helped me to understand the articles

65 svarande

I fully agree»13 20%
I agree»33 50%
I agree some, but not much»14 21%
I disagree»4 6%
I totally disagree»1 1%

Genomsnitt: 2.18

- I read very few and can not answer this question. » (?)
- The lecturer explained some key points in the articles, which was really heplful.» (I agree)
- but it could have been more connections to articles in the lectures.» (I agree)
- Maybe relate more to the articles» (I agree)
- Unfortunately the lectures did not really expand on the articles. The lectures were instead more basic than the readings. It could have been possible to link lectures more to articles to go one step further than the lectures did.» (I agree some, but not much)
- Come lectures felt like repetitions of the material read in advance...» (I agree some, but not much)
- The cumulative causation papers were so confusing, that the lectures really helped. For some subjects, it was the other way around.» (I agree some, but not much)
- they were too messy, almost not possible to understand them without visiting lectures.» (I totally disagree)

22. The articles helped me to understand the lectures

66 svarande

I fully agree»8 12%
I agree»35 53%
I agree some, but not much»18 27%
I disagree»5 7%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.3

- I read very few and can not answer this question. » (?)
- Information in the article was much more detailed. It could support the understanding of lectures.» (I agree)

23. I did not read in advance

67 svarande

I fully agree»4 5%
I agree»13 19%
I agree some, but not much»30 44%
I disagree»13 19%
I totally disagree»7 10%

Genomsnitt: 3.08

- I often read the slides in advance which was helpful » (I agree)
- I had been trying hard to read in advance. But sometimes it was hard for me to read all of required articles in advance. I read them after the course.» (I agree some, but not much)
- Reading first is VERY important for understanding.» (I agree some, but not much)
- At the beginning of the quarter I read the articles, but it became too much and sometimes useless to undrstand the lectures.so I gave up at the end to read before. I thought maybe it is easier for me to read the papers after the lecture. » (I agree some, but not much)
- I pre-read the most literature» (I agree some, but not much)
- Not always, but sometimes...» (I agree some, but not much)
- I head enough time to read in the exam week.» (I agree some, but not much)
- In the end of the course, with project in the other course as well as this there were practically no time to read. But I read everything in advande for the 4,5 first weeks.» (I disagree)
- Some times, but there was a lot of articles. Didn"t have time to read them all in time» (I disagree)

Specific questions on lectures

24. There should have been more emphasis on in-class exercises

65 svarande

I fully agree»2 3%
I agree»15 23%
I agree some, but not much»19 29%
I disagree»28 43%
I totally disagree»1 1%

Genomsnitt: 3.16

- In-class exercise could do much favor to the course and to students.» (I agree)
- maby it should be done in new groups instead of those you sit next to.» (I agree some, but not much)
- Good as it was.» (I disagree)
- At some occasions we had to discuss subjects that we did not know anything about. You should first let us have som info during lectures and then we can discuss it. But not before we know anything.» (I disagree)

25. The slides were useful to look at to understand the course content

66 svarande

I fully agree»24 36%
I agree»28 42%
I agree some, but not much»10 15%
I disagree»2 3%
I totally disagree»2 3%

Genomsnitt: 1.93

- may be better to have different slides in the lectures compared to the one uploaded on the portal.» (I fully agree)
- For the home exam it was very useful. » (I fully agree)
- You did a great job with the handouts, a lot of connections that I wish I had understod from the beginning but was easier to grasp later on» (I fully agree)
- The slides were detailed in explaination.» (I agree)
- too many slides per lecture and concept!» (I agree)
- I think there was too much information in them.» (I agree)
- They were sometimes hard to follow» (I agree some, but not much)
- Could be better explained se previous comment upon them» (I agree some, but not much)
- Once have missed a class since I was abroad, I can say that it was really difficult to understand the class without attending.» (I disagree)
- slided were not clear enough» (I totally disagree)

Specific questions on examination

26. The take home exam was very difficult

66 svarande

I fully agree»23 34%
I agree»33 50%
I agree some, but not much»5 7%
I disagree»3 4%
I totally disagree»2 3%

Genomsnitt: 1.9

- The difficul part is to put together the ideas, relate them correctly.» (I fully agree)
- The hardest exam I ever had to make!» (I fully agree)
- The home exam was way too big. It took a looooong time to write when you had to have references on everything» (I fully agree)
- Be more explicit what you mean in the diffrent questions(och syftar på) with e.g. the notion charactirize an industry Teh take home exam week was one of the most stressful periods I have ever experienced. It would be nice to have seen an old one in advance with 3 examples of good,medium, bad answers. It is impossible to know what kind of answers that gives you 5 or 15 points » (I fully agree)
- Awfully stressful week. Extremely hard to know what kind of answer gives you 5, 10 20 out 30 possible points. Would have liked to see some examples of old exam answers and how the grading of these answers was done. » (I fully agree)
- Quite hard to do the balance of how many concepts to bring up and how to relate everything. But in the end this resulted in a much better understanding of ways to handle complexity.» (I agree)
- I think it was HARD. BUT the hardest thing was to understand what you really was asking for. Try to make the questions more straight forward. The question 1b) about "relating and defining concepts" was just weird in how it was formulated? Just write that we should look at GMCs move from a strategic perspective and that we should use course litterature to do it.» (I agree)
- Hard to know how to write and how to start» (I agree)
- Even though the amount of words was the MAXIMUM, this kind of puss you to get to that number... and since there were too many words, and most of the questions could have been explained with half of them, this kind of made me repeat and talk about the same in the same question in order to reach the amount of words.» (I agree)
- Specially question 3, it was very difficult to understand what was even been asked.» (I agree)
- Difficult to understand the questions» (I agree)
- Case study type questions such as Q1 and Q2 were very useful for the people who plan to work in the industry but not in academia.» (I agree some, but not much)
- Time pressure!» (I agree some, but not much)
- The exam was not do difficult, but a bit challenging of course. I prefer this kind of work.» (I disagree)

27. I really learnt a lot during the take home exam

65 svarande

I fully agree»37 56%
I agree»22 33%
I agree some, but not much»3 4%
I disagree»3 4%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.56

- Writing a report totally in English is a challenge to me. I improved a lot in reading, writing and thinking.» (I fully agree)
- It"s a cliché, but it is nonetheless true.» (I fully agree)
- I actually did..» (I fully agree)
- I learned a lot.» (I fully agree)
- » (I agree some, but not much)

28. The take home exam really reflects the content of the course (the learning objectives=

66 svarande

I fully agree»24 36%
I agree»34 51%
I agree some, but not much»7 10%
I disagree»1 1%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.77

- The exam covered some interesting points in the course, and called for integration of much knowledge.» (I fully agree)

29. I thought Project 1 was very good

67 svarande

I fully agree»9 13%
I agree»33 49%
I agree some, but not much»15 22%
I disagree»6 8%
I totally disagree»4 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.44

- Project 1 was good for us to make clear about different kinds of stylized facts.» (I agree)
- liked the way of presenting with power point» (I agree)
- To get you started yes, qualitatively no.» (I agree)
- I think you need to grade it as well, especially if you are proving 2 pts for this survey, you also need to give some point for those efforts.» (I agree some, but not much)
- It was hard to understand what to do.» (I disagree)
- I didn"t take the effort, because there were no points to be gained.» (I totally disagree)
- that was the most unuseful assignment I have ever done.» (I totally disagree)

30. I thought Project 2 was very good

67 svarande

I fully agree»18 26%
I agree»40 59%
I agree some, but not much»7 10%
I disagree»2 2%
I totally disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.89

- Project 2 made me know much more things in one industry really. And it made me know many friends too.» (I fully agree)
- liked the way of presenting with power point» (I fully agree)
- It was a great project. I learned a lot when working and discussing in the group and it was good the we all had to present. I also really liked the format of the hand-in here and it might be a sugesstion to other courses as well. Because when you make the slides, you really have to think about what the important parts are and you learn a lot through this.» (I fully agree)
- But perhaps the presentation should be at least valued for some points to increase motivation to present as good as possible.» (I fully agree)
- I appreciated especially the opportunity to present in a relatively small round and receive very open feedback from Magnus as well as from the other students. » (I fully agree)
- I help us to improve our presentation skills in front of an audience» (I fully agree)
- One good thing was the feedback given by presentation style. It was actually the first time that I received individual feedback about what I can improve in this area. Very good!» (I agree)
- For the presentation, I would ahve liked to get your feedback on the case rather than on how I speak. » (I agree)
- good with presentations» (I agree)
- Proj 2 took alot of attention away from mandatory course readings» (I agree)
- It was good, pero difficlt to put everything that was investigated in few slides in a "nice manner"» (I agree some, but not much)
- actually-having the exam question-project 2 become more interesting» (I agree some, but not much)
- Took a lot of time from the other studies» (I agree some, but not much)
- It was good, but too much dedication to it. » (I agree some, but not much)

Other comments

31. Additional comments or suggestions

- Marcus Brattås»
- Magnus, this is veronica gonzalez.. i appreciate if you consider my answer for the extra points :)»
- I think this is too much work for starting a new programme, 2 projects, take home exam, articles,course book and 8 hours lecture per week. I couldn"t read all articles according to lectures.maybe decreasing work helpful for next year for getting everything in advance.»
- It might be good if you can use more the formative assessment in this course. Sometimes take home exam is extremely stressful. Nattawut ARD-PARU»
- As the course contents were broad and multi-level, I could understand the difficulty in explaining them. One suggestion is that review or discussion about literatures are necessary. For example, literuate seminar. »
- during the presentations of project II questions should be asked before evaluating presentations skills, the evaluation should be done as a group exercise instead of filling in forms.»
- I think that the home exam can even be put earlier and maybe given some more time. Or it could be devided into two parts. This is because it really makes one learn the different concepts and relations.»
- Mikael Båth»
- My name: Henrik Pettersson»
- It is probably the course I"ve learnt most from during my whole education so far, at least once the coin fell down.. My name: Ted Sporre»
- Perhaps literature seminars could be a good idea, where students can discuss the artucles in smaller groups with a supervisor present.»
- Eftersom jag inte fattat var man ska skriva sitt namn så gör jag det här.. Niklas Sondell»
- Magnus Kruber»
- Thanks for an interesting course.»
- Andreas Fredriksson»
- Richard Ericsson»
- A very interesting course. The readings/articles were in my opinion really worth reading and you learned a lot during the home-exam I think. // WILLIAM FALK »
- From: Josefine Lindh»
- Filip Sandung»
- Matilda Miller»
- I did not get where to put my name so I just write here: Veysel Ozan GORKEM»
- Best Regards, Poopak Roshanfekr Fard»
- My names is Carolin Jansson cid:carolinj»
- Very interesting course, just wish I would have read some more articles. Therefore, seminars where the students can discuss and reflect would be really good!»
- My name is Sandra Norén»
- Name: Maria Allmér»
- good supervision when needed!»
- As I cannot find any other field which seems suitable to insert my name I will add it here. Jan Wickenberg was able to create individual tokens for each student, which might be a solution. Robert Fischer»
- Carin Jobson Sellström»
- The discussions that I had during the exam were very good for the understanding. However, I don´,t see that there is a necessarily for our understanding to evolve the last week. It should be much better to distribute the exam questions for 4 weeks or so. I have discussed this with a few in the class and they agree that it should be easier to understand and to take in more of the articles if we were forced to do parts of the homeexam earlier. This was a very stressful period. If you could diverse the first to cover specifics subject you could have the last on to answer the objectives in the course, such as why we are richer and relate more of the concepts. Think about the student syndrome, it is real…, »
- I really liked the course, and the lectures. I only think that maybe less lectures will be easier to approach. Tnks »
- there is no much warm up for international students. it was difficult to make the switch from field work practioner to master student, and the course has been stressful and fast to digest the content. »
- Answers submitted by Toomas Suurküla 2 bonuspoints please»
- Put in a litterature seminar or quiz half way into the course to force us to read. »
- Gustaf Högberg»
- too much to read»
- Alexander Lundin»
- This course may be in the second quarter, because if you start slow regardless of the reason, there is much lost.»
- Question nº8 is mandatory. However, I did not attend the lectures, so I marked it as OK to avoid too much bias on the answers»

Thank you for your time.


Magnus Holmén

Genomsnitt totalt för alla frågor: 3.5
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