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Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management Research

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£ 250 VAT exempt
  • Typology

    Postgraduate

  • Methodology

    Online

  • Class hours

    52h

  • Duration

    Flexible

  • Start

    Different dates available

  • Online campus

    Yes

  • Delivery of study materials

    Yes

  • Support service

    Yes

  • Virtual classes

    Yes

Description

Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management Research deals with principles of research including formulations of research questions, hypothesis and objectives. The unit will cover literature reviews, referencing, data collection using interviews and surveys, questionnaire design, statistical analysing using SPSS and developing statistical modules, qualitative data analysis inferences and conclusions from the analysed data. Anincludesinclude factor analysis, regression analysis, discriminates analysis and logistic regression using SPSS.

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Location

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Starts

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To take into account

Overall learning objectives of this course are, A critical understanding of the different assumptions underlying research into the social sciences and the nature and status of research methodology, An overview of the different debates and issues underlying the research process and how this relates to the specific methods they may select to conduct a study Critically review the collection, presentation and analysis of data to complete a research project. Appreciate the quality issues associated with data handling

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Management
  • Business and Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Data analysis
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Design
  • Data Collection
  • Collecting
  • Project
  • Business and Management
  • Management Information Systems

Course programme

Lessons

The nature of business and management Research
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will learn the main purpose and distinct focus of management research.
Formulating and clarifying the research topic
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will learn how to generate ideas that will help in the choice of a suitable research topic; Identifying the attributes of a good research topic and then turn research ideas into a research project that has clear research question(s) and objectives; Finally, you will be able to write draft a research proposal.
Critically reviewing the literature
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will learn the importance and purpose of the critical literature review to your research project; understand secondary and tertiary literature sources available e.g. internet and be able to evaluate the relevance, value and sufficiency of the literature. Further, you will also be able to reference the literature found accurately and apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to your own research project/thesis/dissertation.0
Understanding research philosophies and approaches
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to gain knowledge relating to research paradigms which are significant to your research. It is always a good idea to use those terms and apply in your research context.
Formulating the research design
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to learn the differences between quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques and analysis procedures. Further, you will also learner concepts of validity and reliability and identify the main threats to validity and reliability relating to your research.
Negotiating access and research ethics
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to use a range of sampling techniques and then apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to your own research project/thesis/dissertation.
Using secondary data
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to use a range of techniques, including published guides and the Internet, to locate secondary data then apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to your own research project/thesis/dissertation.
Collecting primary data through observation
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to use checklist & different tools and techniques to help you with data collection and analysis for both participant observation and structured observation.
Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to use checklist & different tools and techniques to help you with primary data collection using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews.
Collecting primary data using questionnaires
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to use checklist & different tools and techniques to help you with primary data collection using questionnaires. You will also gain an understanding of how to take appropriate action to enhance response rates and to ensure the validity and reliability of the data collected and then to apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to your own research project/thesis/dissertation.
Analysing quantitative data using SPSS
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to use tools and techniques to analyse data collected through previously studied methods. If you would like to use SPSS, then you should use that.
Analysing qualitative data
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to use tools and techniques to analyse data collected through previously studied methods. If you would like to use computer-aided qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS).
Writing and presenting your project report (Dissertation or Thesis)
  • Standard
  • 4 hours 0 mins
  • In this lesson, you will be able to learn how to use an appropriate format, structure and style for the final project report, meet the minimum assessment criteria, plan, design and submit the report.
Assignments
  • PgC Research Methods
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