|1.||Select and apply an appropriate research methodology, including the selection of appropriate methods of data collection and analysis, to research contemporary issues within the discipline of business;|
|2.||Drawing on relevant literature, frame a researchable question with creativity, initiative and autonomy;|
|3.||Formulate a preliminary research proposal with independence and professional judgement, outlining a study that will address a gap in the literature and contribute new knowledge; and|
|4.||Communicate clearly an advanced knowledge of research principles and methods including the theoretical underpinnings of the study area to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.|
|Report||Formative report (2000 words) and presentation: Applicability of business research methods and data collection approaches||25%|
|Report||Formative report: written articles critique and comparison (2500 words)||25%|
|Report||Summative report (4000 words)||50%|
Business Research Methods, 12th Ed,
Cooper, D. and Schindler, P. 2014,
McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York.
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