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School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

MN50459: Research and publishing practicum

Click here for further information Credits: 12
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take XX50170 and take XX50136 and take XX50134 and take MN50294 and while taking this unit you must take XX50135 and take XX50138
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
This unit is designed to demonstrate through a practical research and journal paper writing exercise how both qualitative and quantitative methods can be applied simultaneously to the development, empirical testing, and writing-up of theoretically-based hypotheses across a range of management fields. As such, the unit acts as a vehicle that draws together empirically what is learned in a more theoretical and non-applied manner in other research training units.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the unit, candidates should be able to:
(i) Identify potential research topics from existing journal papers
(ii) Develop theoretical models and testable hypotheses
(iii) Indentify germane dependent and independent variables
(iv) Use qualitative and quantitative methods to identify, develop and construct latent and proxy measures for variables
(v) Develop and design practical research operationalisations, including population identification, sampling, instrument design, development, testing, and administration
(vi) Input, clean and manipulate data
(vii) Select appropriate statistical analyses to test data validity and hypotheses
(viii) Develop and draft a paper for submission to a scholarly journal
(ix) Collaborate with fellow academics in all of the above.

This unit's content will directly reflect the learning outcomes enumerated above, with students working in small groups under the direct supervision of the professor to identify, execute, write-up and submit to a scholarly journal a rigorous piece of theoretically-based, empirical research.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

MN50459 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
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