2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS5395M Research Design and Analysis
15 creditsClass Size: 300
Module manager: Samuel Farley
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
|LUBS5381M||The Psychology of Effective Organizations|
Module replacesLUBS 5389M Research Design and Analysis
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe aim of this module is to provide students with an overview of the key issues in research design and the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. It will introduce differing research approaches, design and analysis techniques necessary for conducting research in organizations.
The module aims to use lectures, discussions, practical exercises and assessments to support students in developing their ability to select appropriate research designs, methods and analytical tools to test competing ideas and theories.
This module offers students the necessary grounding in research methods to undertake academic and practitioner research – a key skill for scientific-practitioners.
On completion of this module, students will be able to critically assess:
- The stages involved in designing applied research studies and the key decisions that need to be made
- The philosophical arguments, strengths and weaknesses relating to quantitative and qualitative methodologies
- Appropriate research designs and methods for testing theory in a range of applied contexts
- Qualitative analytical techniques
- Description of quantitative data
- The ethical implications of differing research designs and relate these to professional codes of practice
On completion of this module, students will have developed the skills necessary to:
- plan and design research studies to explore theory and assumptions
- gather data and information in practice
- analyse qualitative data sets and describe quantitative data
- report research results in a clear and consistent way
- think critically and to contrast competing ideas
The module contributes to stage 1 of the QOccPsych.
1. Research Process & Epistemology
2. Literature Reviews & Meta Analysis
3. Case Study Research
4. Interviews: Theory & Practice
5. Ethnography & Observation
6. Analysing and Reporting Qualitative Research
7. Questionnaire Design
8. Research Design and Descriptive Statistics
9. Correlation and Simple Regression
10. T-Tests and ANOVA
11. Research Ethics
Practical sessions and seminars will be included to reinforce learning and to support application in the Dissertation project and professional practice. Indicative topics covered include: qualitative analysis; statistics (using SPSS); literature searching; research proposal writing, and; professional ethics.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||117.00|
|Total Contact hours||33.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyThis could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackYour 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
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 words coursework
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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