Aims and Fit of Module
This module aims to give students a sound grounding in research methods at the level necessary to facilitate their undertaking of a research project to meet the requirements of the BUS457 International Business Dissertation module and allow them to use and evaluate research methods in a business environment. Students will understand fundamental issues and methodological tools underlying empirical inquiry in International Business with a view to applying these methods in their projects, including their Master’s dissertation.
A. Contrast epistemological foundations of social science research
B. Evaluate requirements and challenges of research ethics
C. Identify and critically evaluate literature relevant to a specific research question
D. Critically evaluate needs and challenges of research design
E. Demonstrate understanding and apply methods of data collection and analysis
F. Communicate clearly in writing
G. Design a research project and write a research proposal
Method of teaching and learning
The module will be informed by interactive and application-oriented teaching methods. It will consist of lectures, seminars for learning how to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods with the assistance of software and independent study and research.