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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Research Methods
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Strategy and Int Business
Module Code 07 27159
Module Lead Agnieszka Chidlow
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description This module is intended to provide students with a critical awareness of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and how they are applied to the field of management.

Topics that may be covered in this module may include:
  • Secondary data sources and literature reviews
  • Quantitative methods such as surveys and statistical methods of data analysis
  • Qualitative methods such as ethnography and case study research
  • Ethical considerations in conducting research
  • Issues around research method validity and limitations
By the end of the module students should have developed the knowledge and understanding to effectively design and write up a research project.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding and critical awareness of the main methods for conducting management research;
  • Conduct a comprehensive and critical literature review;
  • Understand and evaluate the key components required of an original and effective research dissertation, including research design, data collection and analysis, and ethical considerations;
  • Analyse and critique the validity and limitations of various research methods;
  • Demonstrate skills in verbal and written communication, team working, and critical analysis and research.
Assessment 27159-01 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (80%)
27159-04 : Group Presentation : Presentation (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 15 minute group oral presentation (20%); Individual assignment 2000 words (80%)
Reassessment: individual assignment 2500 words (100%)
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