Skills for Research Enquiry

The aim of this module is to help students to develop an understanding of good research practice in management studies. Specifically, students will learn about the broad philosophy of social science research as applied in management and technology studies, different kinds of research strategies and designs, and the processes of conducting and evaluating research outputs. The emphasis will be on developing skills in the areas of design of research studies and, importantly, in the evaluation of research outputs and their associated knowledge claims.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain and discriminate between underlying philosophies of social science research;
  • Actively engage in different kinds of research strategies and designs;
  • Understand and be able to apply key research concepts such as validity, reliability and generalisation;
  • Competently demonstrate the processes of conducting and evaluating research studies;
  • Critically evaluate third-party research studies, their associated assumptions and claims, and arrive at sensible critiques of their research contributions;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of methods addressing ethical issues in conducting investigations within organisations;
  • Conduct an industry-based or research-based project and write it up as a report.
Course eligibility Compulsory
Presence of students On-campus