Analytical Approaches in Organisations
- Module code
- Module leader
- Andrew Hemmings
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 35 hours
- Teaching period
- October-March Wednesday am
This module will prepare students for the Level 6 Honours research project (dissertation). In this respect, the aim of the module is to develop the following attributes:
- A reflexive, reflective approach towards a research enquiry.
- An awareness of differing research modalities, and the decision processes underlying their application.
- Critical evaluative thought processes applied to the process of self-development and research of others.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Produce a literature review that critically assesses the work of others.
- Synthesise original conclusions from various discourses, culminating in the formation of hypotheses or research questions arising from identified knowledge deficit.
- Demonstrate competence in distinguishing between different approaches to research while respecting the need to use other approaches.
- Appreciate the application of positivist and post-positivist philosophies within the context of organisational behaviour.
- Apply appropriate quantitative / qualitative approaches to effectively address a research question or hypothesis.
|Coursework||1 x study design assignment - Research proposal||50%|
|Coursework||1 x presentation||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Collis, J. and Hussey, R. (2009) Business research : a practical guide for undergraduate & postgraduate students 3rd edn. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Cooper, D.R., Schindler, P.S. and Blumberg, B. (2011) Business research methods 3rd european edn. McGraw-Hill Education.
- Clough, P. and Nutbrown, C. (2002). A Student’s Guide to Methodology: Justifying Enquiry. Sage.
- Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Lowe, A. (2002). Management Research: An Introduction. (2nd edition). Sage.
- Etherington, K. (2004). Becoming a Reflexive Researcher: Using Ourselves in Research. London: Jessica Kingsley.
- Prasad, P. (2005). Crafting Qualitative Research: Working in Post-Positivist Traditions. M.E. Sharpe.
- Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2007). Organisational Behaviour. Prentice Hall.
- Saukko, P. (2003). Doing Research in Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Classical and New Methodological Approaches. Sage.