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BDBC905 Research Methodology I

The research process from the theories of research epistemologies through generating research ideas and developing a research design.

Paper title Research Methodology I
Paper code BDBC905
Subject Doctor of Business Administration
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (21 October 2019 - 15 December 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,365.11
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,875.58

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Limited to
This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Teaching staff
To be confirmed
Paper Structure
  • Science and Philosophy of Research
  • Research Process
  • Research Philosophies
  • Generating Research Ideas
  • Research Design
Teaching Arrangements
Taught through seminars and online through Blackboard
Readings will be made available through Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Communication, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will gain
  1. A highly developed ability to 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
  2. A highly developed understanding of a range of methodologies available for conducting research into businesses and organisations, understanding the contexts for which each method is appropriate and its strengths and weaknesses in each case
  3. A highly developed ability to identify the different epistemological assumptions that underpin any piece of research and appreciate the value and limitations of these in various applications

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1st Non standard period (21 October 2019 - 15 December 2019)

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-16:50 43
Tuesday 09:00-16:50 43
Wednesday 09:00-16:50 43
Thursday 09:00-16:50 43
Friday 09:00-16:50 43
Saturday 09:00-16:50 43