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MN20414: Research project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: After taking this unit you must take MN20021
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To create the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of management research and to put that learning into practice.

Learning Outcomes:
Students successfully completing the unit will have shown their ability to:
i) understand the epistemological positions and methodological approaches adopted by management researchers.
ii) critically evaluate the literature and define a research question in a relevant area.
iii) write a proposal for a successful research project.

* Appreciation of the complexities of designing research questions and data gathering. (TFA)
* Understanding of the relevance and limits of research studies in advancing the practice of management. (TFA)
* Data Collection (TFA)
* Analysis and Presentation of results (TFA)
Key skills:
* Management of time (FA)
* Management of information (esp. on-line) (TFA)
* Extended Writing (A)

Taught sessions will cover: research methodology; quantitative and qualitative approaches; ethical issues, presentation of findings.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20414 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc (hons) Business Administration (Full-time with Thin Sandwich Placements) - Year 2

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.