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BU5583: RESEARCH PRACTICE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course introduces students to what is involved in undertaking business research in practice. Within lectures, tutorials and workshops students will develop an understanding of: Information retrieval and critical analysis; Philosophical issues in the construction of knowledge; Accessing and gathering quantitative and qualitative data; Data analysis; Student/Supervisor expectations.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Natasha Mauthner

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of MSc International Business Management (Studied) or MSc Management Consultancy (Studied) or MSc Marketing Management (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will undertake sessions in: - Information retrieval - Critical analysis - Planning - Accessing and gathering quantitative and qualitative data - Data analysis - Ethical considerations - Student/Supervisor expectations (Students are expected to have participated in an Avoiding Plagiarism workshop prior to undertaking this course.)


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 39, 41
  • 5 Seminars during University week40

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt:

Group presentation with annotated slides (30%)

Individual assignment: illustrated coding framework (2000 words) (70%)

 

Resit: Resubmission for students who failed the entire module: 100% resubmission of a single individual assignement

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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