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

    About this paper

    Paper title Research Process
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
    1st Non standard period (10 June 2024 - 6 September 2024) (Distance learning)
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    BCom(Hons), PGDipCom, MIntBus, MSusBus, MCom
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    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Dr Paula O'Kane

    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.


    Saunders, M. N. K., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2019). Research Methods for Business Students, 8th Edition, Pearson.

    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


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22

    1st Non standard period (10 June 2024 - 6 September 2024)

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