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BU5583: RESEARCH PRACTICE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 25 Nov 2022 13:21

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
  • Dr Elham Moonesirust

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


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.)

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 39, 41
  • 5 Seminars during University week 40

More Information about Week Numbers

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Group research proposal presentation (30%)

Individual Quantitative research assignment (30%)

1,500-words Qualitative research assignment (40%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resit failed element

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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