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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5285M Introduction to Research Design and Data Analysis

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Andrea Taylor
Email: a.l.taylor@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

All students participating in this module must already have obtained the required qualifications to enter the LUBS PhD programme.

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

This module seeks to provide an overview of research design and various research methods and an understanding of data analysis as required for conducting sound research.

The quantitative element of this module introduces students to quantitative research approaches and analysis techniques.

The qualitative element of this module is intended to introduce doctoral students to the opportunities and challenges of qualitative research. We will focus on three widely used qualitative methods in organizational research - case study, ethnography and interviews, and a session on the basics of analysing qualitative data.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to critically assess:
- the research process including alternative research strategies
- qualitative and quantitative data collection methods
- qualitative data analysis and quantitative data analysis

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:

- select an appropriate research design
- design data collection methods
- conduct field research
- analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data
- write up a basic report


Syllabus

Indicative content:

Quantitative element:

- Introduction to quantitative research, including surveys, experiments (including quasi experiments and natural experiments), and secondary data analysis.
- Methods of quantitative data collection.
- Basis quantitative data analysis including hypothesis testing, multivariate analysis and non-parametric statistics.
- Introduce moderation and mediation.

Qualitative element:

- Introduction to qualitative research
- Ethnography
- Case study
- Interview
- Basic qualitative data analysis

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop46.5026.00
Seminar55.0025.00
Private study hours99.00
Total Contact hours51.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit to be determined

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 04/01/2021 15:57:47

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