NBS8372 : Research Methods (OSCM/OMLA)
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Adrian Small
- Lecturer: Mr Fahd Alfarsi
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module is designed to provide students with the necessary training to undertake advanced level research in Business and Management. The module has two aspects. First, it focuses on the nature of research in the area, and the social sciences in general, examining the study skills necessary to manage and undertake a research project; and secondly, it provides students with opportunities to be familiar with the important empirical and theoretical research in Business and Management. Such skills are intended to provide a good foundation for undertaking a dissertation at an advanced level.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module will enable you to develop an understanding of the nature and scope of advanced research in Business and Management. It focuses on research leading to the production of your Master's dissertation project and covers key skills areas, including, ethics, effective research management, research proposals, research design and strategy-making, data collection and research methods, recording and interpretation of results and writing up. It is practical and interactive in focus, employing research case-studies and weekly readings to help you develop a good working knowledge of both the literature and research practice.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||60:00||60:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||2:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||52:00||52:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||8||2:00||16:00||PC workshop|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||52:00||52:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide the basic technical structure of the materials to be covered.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Research proposal||1||M||15||Outline of Research Proposal (1000 words)|
|Essay||1||M||35||Literature review (2000 words)|
|Research proposal||2||M||50||Research proposal (2000 words)|
|Written exercise||1||M||Feat of failure exercise which is mapped and modelled in Excel and the results shared back to the students.|
|Written exercise||1||M||Analysis of a sample initial previous initial proposals exercise.|
|Computer assessment||2||M||Ongoing assessment of student progression during 3x3 hour IT Lab sessions where students are supported through a number of exercises|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Both these assignments will assess whether the students can apply the theories and techniques developed in lectures to their own plans and research proposals.
In semester 2 the ongoing assessment of student progression during 3 x 3 hour IT Lab sessions where students are supported through a number of exercised using advanced Excel and SPSS. Interventions occur to support students so that equal progression occurs across the group. Learning checks as summative assessment are linked to suitable progression of each student in addressing set tasks.