Postgraduate taught 

International Human Resource Management & Development MSc

Research Skills for Managers MGT5351

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to allow the student to develop an understanding of research methods that can be employed in investigating HRM/HRD issues. The students will compare and contrast the relevant merits of different research methods and their relevance to different situations. It also aims to raise students' awareness of ethical and legal concerns related to organizational research.

Timetable

This course has been scheduled to run across 8 x 3 hour lectures throughout weeks 27 - 30.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Develop a research proposal which will form the basis of the MSc dissertation (100%) (ILOs 1-4).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

 

1. Prepare students for their dissertation work by developing an awareness of research methodology and developing appropriate research skills.

2. Develop an understanding of research methods that can be employed in investigating HRM issues both in academic study and in the work place.

3. Foster students' abilities to compare and contrast the relevant merits of different research methods and their relevance to different situations.

4. Raise students' awareness of ethical and legal concerns related to organizational research.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

1. Critically analyse pieces of existing research.

2. Critically assess methodologies used to investigate human resource management issues.

3. Compare and contrast the relevant merits of different research methods and their relevance to different situations.

4. Design a research proposal which demonstrates a theoretical understanding of the problem investigated and the applicability of the study in the practice of HRM.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.