NBS8901 : Research Methods (Dual Award)
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Graeme Heron
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module is derived from NBS8372 and designed to specifically provide the Dual Degree students with the necessary teaching, to allow the student to comprehend research philosophy, methodology, methods, ethics and risk management required to undertake advanced level research in Business and Management. The module focuses on the nature, types and philosophical stances of research in the various areas of Operations Management, and the social sciences in general, examining the study skills necessary to manage and undertake a research project. The module provides students with opportunities to become familiar with the critical importance of empirical and theoretical research in Business and Management. Such skills are intended to provide a good foundation for undertaking additional research methods teaching during S2 in Groningen and the construction of a thesis at an advanced MSc level which allows students to synthesise between theory and antitheses as a result of their own enquiry based learning.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module will enable the student to develop a comprehension of the nature and scope of advanced research in Business and Management. It focuses on research leading to the production of your Master's thesis project and covers key skills areas, including, ethics, effective research management, research proposals, research design and strategy-making, initial thoughts on data collection and research methods, writing at an academic, analytical and evaluative level. 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||32:00||32:00||This relates to both of the assignments.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||44:00||44:00||To be utilised to address the requirements of the module & wider reading around the course materials|
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||40||Outline of Research Proposal (1000 words)|
|Essay||1||M||60||Literature review (2000 words)|
|Written exercise||1||M||Fear 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.|
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.