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MANT415 Advanced Research Practice

Provides both a theoretical understanding of research methods and the practical aspects of using such methods in student research.

This paper gives students an overall understanding of the research process, particularly focusing on qualitative research methods. It is a key foundation course for other 400-level papers, and for postgraduate research degrees in Management.

Paper title Advanced Research Practice
Paper code MANT415
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,113.72
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,177.04

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Pre or Corequisite
MANT 414
Teaching staff

To be advised when paper is next offered


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

  • Identify the different epistemological assumptions that underpin research, and appreciate the value and limitations of these in various applications
  • Appreciate a range of qualitative methodologies available for conducting research into management and organisations
  • Understand the contexts for which each method is appropriate; and its strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop research objectives, research questions, and design an interview schedule to generate qualitative data
  • Be familiar with different types of interviews and have experience in conducting interviews
  • Understand approaches to analysing qualitative data using NVivo software

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Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system