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Research Methods - MAN00086M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 15 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

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  • None

Additional information

Teaching cycle for this module: Online, distance learning, delivered on carousel approximately once twice per annum

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Online Teaching Period 3 2024-25

Module aims

The module aims to introduce the student to a range of possible approaches to research and types of individual research project that they may undertake. Students will have the opportunity to formulate research questions appropriate to an area of interest and to evaluate the relationship between question, methodology and method.

Module learning outcomes

To enable students to critically explore and be able to:

  • Formulate potential research questions appropriate to an area of interest
  • Consider the role of theory in research
  • Outline basic methods of conducting and analysing quantitative and qualitative research
  • Evaluate different methods of investigating an area of research interest and consider the nature of the relationship between research question, methodology and method
  • Critically assess the key characteristics of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Consider the nature of different types of independent study; a study in a workplace setting, a non-work-based literature based study and a non-work-based study using primary or secondary data



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Indicative reading

Saunders, M.L. and Lewis, P., 2009. P. and Thornhill, A.(2009). Research methods for business students, 4.

Wellington, J. and Szczerbinski, M., 2007. Research methods for the social sciences. A&C Black.

Cameron, S. and Price, D., 2009. Business research methods: a practical approach. Kogan Page Publishers.

Hart, C. 2005 Doing your masters dissertation. Sage,.

Silverman, D., 2011. Interpreting qualitative data: A guide to the principles of qualitative research.

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