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 to allow them to use and evaluate research methods in a business environment. Students will gain an understanding of fundamental issues and methodological tools underlying empirical inquiry in International Business with a view to applying these methods in their own projects, including their Master’s thesis.
A Design a research project and write a research proposal.
B Develop a research strategy for a specific research project and critically evaluate alternative research methods.
C Identify and critically evaluate literature relevant to a specific research question.
D Select, critically evaluate and justify potential data collection and analysis methods.
E Evaluate the requirements and challenges of research ethics.
F Communicate clearly in writing.
G Demonstrate effective and persuasive oral presentation skills.
The module will be informed by interactive and application-oriented teaching methods. Classes will consist of lectures and seminars, and the module will also involve independent study and research. The presentation will give students an opportunity to receive feedback from faculty and peers on their research proposal.