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LUBS2910 Management Research and Analysis

20 creditsClass Size: 160

Module manager: Mark Robinson
Email: M.Robinson@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

This module aims to equip students with a variety of practical skills in research design, methodology, and analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, which are applied to evaluate and undertake research across the management field. These practical skills will be of particular use for the students’ final year research dissertations. This core module on the BA Management programme will directly prepare students to undertake their own independent empirical research studies for their final year research dissertations.

Learning outcomes
Upon completing this module, students will be able to:
- Recognise and describe the different approaches to management research and the different epistemologies they represent
- Recognise and contextualise the practical and ethical issues of conducting management research in organizations

Skills outcomes
Upon completing this module, students will be able to:
Transferable
- Design research studies, analyse data, and evaluate information
- Apply research approaches to solve problems

Subject specific
- Design, formulate, and carry out quantitative and qualitative research studies including collecting the appropriate data to test hypotheses and research questions
- Apply quantitative and qualitative research approaches to conduct management research in organizations
- Report management research in a clear and thorough manner suitable for the intended audience


Syllabus

Indicative content

Lectures:

1. Research processes and approaches
2. Literature reviews
3. Overview of quantitative research
4. Questionnaires
5. Quantitative research design
6. Correlation and regression
7. T-tests and ANOVA
8. Reporting management research
9. Qualitative research interviews
10. Specialist Qualitative methods
11. Qualitative data analysis

Seminars:

1. The research process
2. Quantitative research
3. Qualitative research

Practicals:

1. Qualitative data analysis
2. Introduction for quantitative analysis with SPSS
3. Correlation and regression with SPSS
4. T-tests and ANOVA with SPSS

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture221.0022.00
Practical42.008.00
Seminar31.003.00
Private study hours167.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Background reading for each lecture = 55 hours (2.5 hours for each of the 22 lectures)
Independent practice with SPSS/NVivo software = 20 hours (5 hours for each of the 4 practicals)
Preparation and writing of the assignment = 55 hours
Revision for the examination = 37 hours
Total independent learning = 167 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will receive informal feedback on their learning during the three seminars and four practical sessions. Formally, they will receive feedback on their coursework (project report) and the examination. As well as being of use to this module the feedback they recieve is intended to improve their performance on their final year research dissertations.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Project4,000 words. The coursework will comprise a mini research project based on datasets they will recieve.60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)60.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)40.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53

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