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Undergraduate Course: Business Research Methods II: Applications and Analysis (CMSE10003)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaBusiness Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course represents a new core addition to the undergraduate programmes in Business Studies single honours and combined degrtees. The course is designed to fill a gap in the application and analysis of core research skills, building on key skills acquired in year 2 in Business Research Methods I: Quantitative Techniques (prior to 2009/10 this course was entitled Quantitative Research Methods in Business BS0208). The course aims to provide students with the skills and capabilities to undertake research, including designing appropriate research strategies, selecting appropriate research methods (qualitative and quantitative methods), analysing and interpreting data and presenting research results. The course is designed to be $¨hands-on&ę providing students with the opportunity to learn by conducting research and analysing data, in addition to understanding the theoretical underpinnings of business research decisions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Business Research Methods I: Quantitative Techniques (CMSE08002)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLectureLecture Theatr 4, Appleton Tower1-6; 8-11 14:00 - 15:50
First Class First class information not currently available
Additional information 1 hour(s) per week for 4 week(s). One hour tutorial x 4 weeks
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
- Understand and apply theory and practice of business research, building on their knowledge of quantitative tools and techniques gained in QRMB.
- Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant literature on business research
- Show an appreciation of the different methods of research available and the range of choices available to students.
- Understand how to conduct a literature review, identify research questions and design a research project.
- Develop "hands-on" experience of gathering and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data.
- Demonstrate skills in reporting research results and drawing implications and conclusions from the findings.
Assessment Information
Group assignment comprising Research Report (3000 words maximum) 25%
Peer Evaluation of group project 5%
Individual quantitative data analysis assignment 10%
Degree examination 60% (2 hours)

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KeywordsBRMII
Contacts
Course organiserDr Susan Dunnett
Tel: (0131 6)50 3814
Email: Susan.Dunnett@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rebecca Shade
Tel: (0131 6)50 3826
Email: rebecca.shade@ed.ac.uk
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