Module title: Research Design in Business and Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE11625
Module leader: Thomas Garavan
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no prerequisites required.

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Thomas Garavan
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LTA Approach:
The module will be facilitated in workshop format over a three day period based on a participative/learner focused approach to enable you to develop knowledge around research methodology to apply to your own research project.
The module will be led by two experienced research active staff, with inputs from senior colleagues with appropriate expertise.

The assessments are summative taking the form of an enhanced research proposal (50%) and methodological report (50%). A formative presentation of the research proposal will be undertaken in class.

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Report 50 3-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module aims to enable you to develop and apply custom-made research methods that are geared towards the enhancement of management and leadership research practice.

The module takes you through the practicalities of research design at doctoral level. It examines a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques and encourages delegates to develop new approaches to data analysis and business innovation. Emphasis is also placed on the development of a reflective approach and on strategies for self-management and personal evaluation of the learner`s work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Learning Outcomes of the module
LO1: Understand the purposes, objectives and attributes of a successful research design for undertaking a doctoral project.
LO2: To identify initial information needs in commencing the research project.
LO3: To identify and critically evaluate potential research methodologies for undertaking the project.
LO4: To select appropriate and feasible research methods and to justify the approach taken.
LO5: Develop academic independence and communication skills.

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