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MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development (Distance Learning) / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

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Course unit details:
Research Methods

Unit code MGDI70005
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Global Development Institute
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to research
  2. Planning and conducting research
  3. Designing research
  4. Using literature and secondary data
  5. Data collection methods 1: questionnaires and interviews
  6. Data collection methods 2: observation, diaries and repertory grid
  7. Analysing quantitative data
  8. Analysing qualitative data

 

Aims

The unit aims to:

  • provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake management and information systems research projects in an international context
  • provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to complete their Master’s dissertation proposal

 

Learning outcomes

 Knowledge and understanding

  • explain the nature and scope of management and information systems research in an international context

Intellectual skills

  • explain the main methodological approaches to management and information systems research in an international context

Teaching and learning methods

Distance Learning Mode including weekly online tutorials

Assessment methods

One 3,500 word essay (90%)
Participation in 6/8 tutorial topics (10%)

Re-sit Assessment: One 3,500 word essay (100%)

Feedback methods

Assignment feedback provided via Blackboard

Tutorial feedback provided via email tutorial discussion

Recommended reading

Saunders, M., P. Lewis and A. Thornhill (2014) Research methods for business students, London: Pitman (7th edition)

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 150

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Jacobus Renken Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Information
MGDI Programmes on which course unit is offered:
MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development (via Distance Learning)

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