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NBS8561 : Research Practice in Management and Business Studies

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Dean Pierides
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


The module aims to teach students the practical aspects of conducting research in management and business studies.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will teach students the fundamentals of conducting, writing up and disseminating high quality and impactful scholarly research. Students will be taught by research-active scholars from a range of business and management subjects, who will share their practical advice on all aspects of the process of conducting research.

The syllabus will cover aspects of the research process such as:
1. Conducting literature reviews
2. Methods of connecting theory to data
3. Managing relationships with research stakeholders
4. Publishing your research in peer-reviewed journals
5. Peer reviewing for academic journals

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00PiP
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading115:0055:00Guided learning on research practice
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading156:0056:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching112:0022:00PiP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study156:0056:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will consist of lectures taught by research-active academic staff on aspects of research practice, coupled with hands-on activities in seminars where students will engage with activities related to the aspect of research practice (e.g. conducting literature searches, peer reviewing academic papers, etc.).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Research paper2M100Research assignment: 4,000 words.
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MOutline of research paper for formative feedback
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The research paper examines the students’ understanding of the research process as applied to their research study.

Reading Lists