Research Methods

This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Module Co-ordinator

Dr Swapnesh Masrani





Credit value


Contact hours

26 hours


Assessment is 100% coursework


Research Methods develops your knowledge and understanding of the nature, scope and types of research, the range of research methods and techniques available and their application to creating evidence based argument.

Learning outcomes

When you have completed this module, you should have developed skills in the following areas:

  • The principles and practice of quantitative and qualitative research with a practical view of the whole process from idea to required output.
  • Defining research and development questions and prioritising these in relation to contemporary managerial and business need as reflected in current student perceived situations, expert opinion and peer reviewed sources.
  • Finding, selecting and reviewing literature.
  • Methodology, instrumentation and research design.
  • Analysing data, interpreting evidence.
  • Presenting and writing research reports and dissertations.
  • Planning and managing management research projects.
  • Ethical issues in research.                  








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