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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Management Research Report/Dissertation
Module Code HR550
School DCUBS

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Margaret HeffernanOffice NumberQ138
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The management report is a capstone assignment during which students undertake research into an aspect of HRM that has the potential to make a contribution to improvements in organisational performance. The management report brings together the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired during the course of the taught element of the programme and is underpinned by the module 'Researching HRM'. Students will get hands-on experience in the process of creating a management report-from its inception to completion.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify a HR issue that is of strategic relevance to an organisation
2. Critically discuss existing literature relevant to their chosen research topic
3. Evaluate the different research tools and techniques useful for the collection and analysis of data
4. Analyse the research approach suitable for their chosen topic
5. Systematically analyse quantitative and/or qualitative data and present the results in a clear and consistent format
6. Interpret the data collected as part of their fieldwork
7. Critique the research findings in the light of the literature review
8. Draw realistic and appropriate conclusions and make practical and actionable recommendations for change

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture6Discussions with supervisors (minimum contact)
Assignment Completion60Preparation - research, data collection - and write up of assessment
Independent Study50Reading
Independent Study9Library work
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

Research process
Students will be drawing on all elements of the Masters programme in completing this module particularly elements covered under Researching HRM in semester 1

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
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
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MHRMMasters in Human Resource Management