This module introduces students to the nature of research in the field of business and management/ human resource management and to some of the techniques used in business research. The module is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and expertise to undertake a successful dissertation as part of the MSc. The module will introduce you to the fundamentals of research in business and management/ HRM, help you to design a relevant and rigorous dissertation project, and to identify suitable quantitative and/or qualitative research methods techniques. It will walk you through the entire research process from finding a research question to the final results including how to write-up your research. With a strong focus on the dissertation the module will also provide the fundamentals for future research projects in academia and different business contexts.
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2015). Research Methods for Business
Students. Seventh edition.b (Prentice Hall)
For those who decide to pursue a quantitative dissertation we recommend the following comprehensive textbook for quantitative research
Field, A. (2013): Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, 4ed, Sage Publication