Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in the Management of Training and Development (EDUA11218)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|This required course will give students the framework and contextual knowledge they need in order to plan, design and execute a programme of independent research for the Dissertation element of the MSc, or the Management Research Report for Diploma Students. The course will enable students to formulate a research question and an outline project plan. It will give them key skills in research design and enable them to position their own programme of research within the broader context of social science enquiry as applied to the management of organizations and of their training and development efforts. It will introduce them to data collection and analysis and to key methods for analysing both quantitative qualitative data.
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|On completion of the course students will be able to:
i. locate and critically evaluate relevant research literature
ii. identify appropriate research questions and how they might be addressed by particular methodological approaches and data collection methods
iii. effectively plan a programme of research, showing an appropriate level of critical awareness of issues relating to research reliability and validity, and ethical considerations
iv. present a proposal for a research project in accord with the relevant academic conventions
|Each participant will produce a proposal of 2000 words that should specify his/her research question, or a set of related research questions, and justify its/their practical and theoretical significance and professional relevance. It should include a brief critical review of the relevant literature and propose a strategy and design for collecting evidence that is suitable for the research question. The likely reliability and validity of the evidence should be discussed, along with any ethical considerations that arise from the strategy proposed. There should be a plan and timetable for collecting evidence and writing up the Dissertation/Management Research Report, and (where applicable) drafts of any data collection instruments that will be needed.
|Mr Serge Koukpaki
Tel: (0131 6)51 4788
|Mrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573