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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2885 HRM Research Practice and personal tutorials

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Alan Roe
Email: busaroe@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

This module aims to provide a challenging and theoretically informed introduction to the dominant research philosophies, strategies and techniques used to research human resource management (HRM).

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Review a series of applied pieces of research
- Articulate how global and cultural influences impact on local employment practices
- Execute and present a piece of independent research on a HRM topic
- Identify and respond to ethical issues in HRM research

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Manipulate and interpret data using both quantitative and qualitative methods
- Work effectively as part of a team

Subject specific
- Carry out research as a reflective and ethical practitioner in HRM, continuously and critically developing HR skills


Syllabus

Indicative content
The philosophy of science and how this affects research practice in HRM, followed by theoretical and practical introductions to:
Documentary research and secondary data analysis
Qualitative data analysis
Quantitative data analysis
Case-based research designs
Ethical issues in HRM research

Review of a series of applied pieces of research that are associated with 'live' or recent research of WERD faculty and doctoral students.

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
Computer Class11.501.50
e-Lecture151.5022.50
Practical31.003.00
Seminar61.006.00
Tutorial21.002.00
Private study hours165.00
Total Contact hours35.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

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
Essay1,500 word essay (debates around the philosophy of social science)35.00
Project2,500 word "Reflective Learning Portfolio"65.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/10/2021

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