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Archived Version 2021 - 2022

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
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The goal of this Module is to provide students with access to the world class HR research being conducted within DCU Business School and across our global network. The module will raise student's awareness of emerging trends and controversies in HR practice and how research can inform their organizations' responses to these challenges The module will equip students to evaluate this research and assess implications for practice. Students' research skills will also be enhanced through interaction with researchers concerning tradeoffs and challenges in the research process.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe current trends and issues in HR research
2. Assess the potential contribution of HR academic research to organisational practice
3. Analyse and critique theory and research on HRM, and convert theory and research into practice
4. Demonstrate understanding of the key tradeoffs faced by HR researchers in designing research studies
5. Apply your understanding of contemporary HR issues to evaluate the challenges and opportunities of managing people in organisations

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36Workshops with faculty and guest lecturers on key research topics
Independent Study120Reading and preparation for each workshop
Workplace application20Identify appropriate topic from practical experience for final assignment
Assignment Completion70Prepare and submit final written assignment
Assessment Feedback4Review and reflect on assignment feedback
Total Workload: 250

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

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Reassessment Requirement
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
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