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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Research Methods for Story Telling
Module Code MT5807
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Niamh Daly
Semester 2: Margaret Heffernan
Autumn: Niamh Daly
Module TeachersMargaret Heffernan
Niamh Daly
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module aims to introduce students to the array of options available to researchers when considering management research by providing an overview of research methods in the area of business management and strategy. The module introduces the learner to epistemological and ontological issues of management research and considers the theoretical and practical aspects of research design. Methods of data collection are identified and their strengths and limitations explored. Examination and interpretation of data is explained. Ethical issues in research are also considered.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the role and significance of doing research within business management and strategy.
2. Identify, distinguish and evaluate difference research paradigms, philosophies and epistemologies.
3. Choose and justify an appropriate research methodology.
4. Develop an understanding of how to conduct data analysis
5. Reflect on the personal, professional and ethical issues involved in undertaking research in an organistional context.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Classroom and/or asynchronous activities
Independent Study45Reading, research, collaborative learning, exercises
Report45Preparing assignment
Online activity11Completion of online activities
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentDraft methodology chapter (preceded by background to study and brief literature review)100%Week 12
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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    Programme or List of Programmes
    MIABMSc International Accounting & Business
    MSSMMSc in Management (Strategy)

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