Learn to conduct valid research, present credible findings and useful recommendations to organisations.
Recommended learning hours: 30
Unit aim: To be able to conduct valid research, present credible findings and useful recommendations to organisations.
Assessment type: Project
- Understand the process for aquiring new information using research
- Be able to undertake management research.
Every successful candidate can at the end of this unit:
- Explain the different approaches to management research
- Recommend and describe an appropriate research methodology
- Select an appropriate research methodology for a given situation
- Conduct a research project
- Report research results and draw reasoned conclusions
- Reference research data sources using recognised methods.
- Research methods
- Terms of reference for a research project
- Developing and testing theories
- Application of data collection to business research
- Use of libraries, the internet, interviews, questionnaires and other sources of information
- Case studies of research projects
- Drawing conclusions, comparing results with the aims and presenting the results
- Presentation of inconclusive results and organization of references to the work of others
- Dealing with copyright material in all forms of media and giving credit to the work of others
- Risks to research findings including assumptions, bias and inappropriate conclusions
- Referencing methods: Harvard reference scheme.