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Introduction to the research process covering philosophy, literature reviews and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
|Paper title||Research Process|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
1st Non standard period (1 August 2022 - 28 October 2022) (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,132.73|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- BCom(Hons), PGDipCom, MIntBus, MSusBus, MCom
- The N1 distance occurrence of this paper is only available to students enrolled in the MSusBus programme.
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- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Annie Zhang
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via lectures and workshops.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper should be able to
- Understand different quantitative and qualitative research approaches, the nature of knowledge and the ways it is produced and interpreted
- Follow the argument of academic papers published in peer-reviewed journals written for an academic audience, and critically appreciate the research methods used to support these arguments
- Identify managerial problems, justify research questions and develop research hypotheses
- Design and conduct a piece of research adopting a quantitative/qualitative approach
- Write a well-articulated and logically structured research paper