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MANT414 Research Process

Introduction to the research process covering philosophy, literature reviews and qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Paper title Research Process
Paper code MANT414
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
1st Non standard period (31 July 2023 - 27 October 2023) (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,163.90
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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: To be advised

Distance learning co-ordinators: Dr Joe Cooper or MBA Manager

Teaching Arrangements

The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.

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

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 16-22

1st Non standard period (31 July 2023 - 27 October 2023)

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