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Module Title LM Research Methods in International Business
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 30485
Module Lead TBC
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description This module is designed to introduce postgraduate students of international business (IB) to principal research methods applied to IB. It begins by discussing the evolution of IB as a field and, the emerging questions for research. This discussion provides a basis for the choice of the dissertation topic and also leads to a better understanding of IB foundations as a field of research. The module aims to develop students’ research skills so as to endow them with competencies to design a feasible and consistent research proposal. These will be achieved by developing students’ skills to choose a compatible and feasible research methodology. In addition, this module introduces the fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative researches. The emphasis will be on encouraging and enabling students to develop their analytical and technical research skills, so that they are better able to undertake dissertation projects.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the importance of evidence-based research
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the applicability of different methodologies within International Business research
  • Demonstrate research skills on data collection methods, including designing a survey questionnaire and an interview guide
  • Make an informed choice of data collection methods for a given research area or research question in international business
  • Carry out advanced basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Demonstrate writing skills for proposal development and writing up a dissertation
Assessment 30485-01 : 2500 Assignment : Coursework (75%)
30485-02 : Group Presentation : Presentation (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
2500 word assignment (75%) and group presentation (25%)

Reassessment: 2500 word assignment (100%)
Other Duplicate of Sinapore-based module 07 22415
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