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BU5583: RESEARCH PRACTICE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Cheryl Dowie

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of MSc International Business Management or MSc Management Consultancy or MSc Marketing Management or Master Of Science In International Human Resource Management

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

  • 1 Seminar during University week38
  • 4 Workshops during University week39

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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

Completion of Preparation Week assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 40

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Learning Outcomes
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 41 Feedback Weeks 44

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Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed individual element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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