BUS2039 : Research Methods in Theory (Erasmus/Study Abroad students Sem 1)
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Stephen Procter
- Other Staff: Dr Michael Price, Dr Victoria Pagan, Mr Robin Brown
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module is designed to provide students with the conceptual knowledge necessary to undertake advanced level research in the area of business and management studies. It focuses on the nature of research in the social sciences , examining its philosophical underpinnings, its different approaches, and its ethical implications.
Outline Of Syllabus
Research Methods in Theory,
• research philosophies and approaches
• research questions,
• nature of quantitative and qualitative research
• research design
• research ethics.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||Seminars.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This module underpins the final year dissertation/business consultancy project and the assessment is directly related to this. Lectures and guided reading of texts provide the basic theoretical structure of the materials to be covered which are then supported by skills development in the workshops and other sessions subsequently applied in the assessments.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||100||Individual written assignment (2000 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
An assignment is necessary in order that exchange students can fully complete the module before Christmas.