Management Research Methods

Management Research Methods

Year: 2018-19
Course code: MGT4018
Course credits: 15
Taught: Semester 2
Course co-ordinator
: Dr Katherine Duffy
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Business & Management.
Available to visiting students: Yes
Contact for more information: Cherisse McLaren

Course description

The course develops critical awareness of the principles, methods and techniques of management research. The course is compulsory for Honours students as a pre-requisite for the Dissertation and further study of Management research methods.


This course aims to:

  • develop critical awareness of the principles, methods, tools and techniques of management enquiry;
  • enhance student skills regarding research design, research strategy and qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • prepare students for independent management research.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able:

  1. Critically engage with current management research and scholarship
  2. Perform a literature search and write a literature review on a selected management topic
  3. Compare, contrast and critically evaluate principal research designs in management
  4. Explore ethical issues in management research practice
  5. Outline the steps involved in the design and implementation of small independent research projects.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures: 2hrs x 10 weeks
Tutorials: 1hr x 3 weeks

Please refer to MyCampus for timetable.


An assignment of 4,000 words (100%)