Research methodology 801

Module code EBW 801
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Module content
  • Developing the background to a research problem, and developing a problem statement and propositions and hypotheses relevant to their study.
  • Compiling a thorough literature review of the topics they intend to study.
  • Approaches to research: An overview of the different approaches to research (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods) and the philosophical approaches that underpin them (positivism, post-positivism, interpretivism, constructivism, critical theory and pragmatism).  
  • Different research designs in quantitative and qualitative methods, and appropriate sampling approaches for the different research designs.
  • Qualitative research methodology: An overview of qualitative methods for organisational research. An overview of the different methodologies on a continuum between modernistic qualitative and post-modernistic qualitative research.  
  • Quantitative research methodology
Module credits 0.00
Service modules Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time Friday and Saturday classes
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Economic and Management Sciences Deans Office
Period of presentation Year

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