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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LM Researching Work, Employment and Employee Relations
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 24270
Module Lead Michel Goyer
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions HRM MSc Students, HRM MSc (with CIPD Pathway) students

This module examines how different research methods can be applied in the context of Human Resource Management (HRM) and Employment Relations (ER) research. The module sessions include lectures, case studies, role-plays and discussions, and computer research software training classes. The module will provide the opportunities to develop quantitative and qualitative research skills and prepare students for their dissertation research.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • compare and contrast the relative merits of different research methods and their relevance to different situations;
  • develop research designs to meet different HRM and ER research objectives;
  • critically evaluate research designs used by HRM and ER researchers;
  • understand the methodological implications and challenges of feminist and comparative international research;
  • demonstrate enhanced IT efficiency thorough the use of computer software in analysing qualitative and quantitative data, and carrying out data analyses using the appropriate computer software;
  • accessing HRM datasets and other HRM information using the internet.
Assessment 24270-01 : Assignment 1 : Coursework (50%)
24270-04 : Dissertation Proposal : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: Written assignment of 2,000-words (50%) Research dissertation proposal of 2,000-words (50%)

Reassessment: Written assignment - 4,000 words (100%)
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