NBS8698 : Research Methods for Employee Relations (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Stephen Procter
- Lecturer: Dr Harsh Jha
- 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 necessary training to undertake advanced level research in employee relations.
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. Secondly, it provides students with opportunities to be familiar with the important empirical and theoretical research in employee relations. Such skills are intended to provide a good foundation for undertaking a dissertation at an advanced level.
Outline Of Syllabus
The nature of research in ER
Research strategies and designs
Reviewing the literature
Developing a research question
Data gathering and access
Writing a research proposal
Collecting primary data for research – sample, measures and scope
Qualitative data analysis
Quantitative data analysis
Dissertation research proposals
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||79:00||79:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||3:00||3:00||Initial introduction to Research methods as part of 4 day conference|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||3||6:00||18:00||Will consist of lectures, groupwork, case studies, practical cluster library & IT sessions|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The teaching methods used are to reflect the applied nature of the module. There is a need for
workshops to help students develop their proposals and prepare them for the dissertation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Research proposal||1||M||70||In depth dissertation proposal 2500 words|
|Essay||1||M||30||Critique of published paper 1500 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The rationale for the assessment of learning outcomes is based on the ability of students to demonstrate their ability to their put into practice the skills they have learnt and developed throughout the module. The assessments attached to this module assess students ability to carry out a critical review of the literature, undertake data collection, analyse the findings, make recommendations and be able to present findings and recommendations in a professional manner. The critique of a published paper serves to engage the students with critical discussions of research methodology and method.