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This course focuses on the conceptualisation of research issues in the field of management, the various management research paradigms in use, and the methodological approaches employed in management research. It discusses the nature and use of quantitative and qualitative methods in academic management research. This includes the development of research questions within a theoretical system informed by management and organization theories, and with a view to the appropriate methods of data collection and analysis, as well as the reporting and communication of research results.
This paper provides an overview of the research process, and examines the different types of research philosophies used to help develop theory. An in-depth examination of qualitative and quantitative research techniques is provided to assist students when designing their own research study.
By the end of this course students should be able to:1. Demonstrate an understanding of competing research philosophies and paradigms.2. Be able to develop a literature driven research question.3. Demonstrate an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.4. Demonstrate an understanding of qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques.5. Be able to interpret the results of data analysis.6. Be able to critically assess research articles and reports that use qualitative and quantitative methods.7. Be able to write a research proposal for a defined audience.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Tutorials and/or laboratories will accompany some lectures. Details are in the lecture schedule.
The ‘45% rule’ does not apply to this course. That is, students do not need to reach 45% weighted average across invigilated assessments. Please refer to https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744 for further informationAssessment in Te Reo MāoriIn recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following: Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.
Domestic fee $2,132.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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