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MN3201   Research Methods: 1

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module introduces research in the Social Sciences. It focuses on the skills and knowledge involved in understanding, evaluation and conducting research in the wider management field. The module will develop and begin to refine competencies that will occupy the students throughout their professional careers. Doing good research requires time, observation, diligence and reasoning. The module will explore issues, methods and dilemmas central to conducting and analysing research. The central theme throughout the module will be the examination of the links between the theoretical and empirical realms. In taking this module, students will experience the challenges of research and, with a diligent approach, they will also experience the thrill of discovery.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Entry to a single honours management or management science degree

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 10 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 3 weeks), and 2 optional consultative hours (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 23

Guided independent study hours: 177

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: An alternative project of up to 3,000 words = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof H T O Davies
Module teaching staff: Prof H T O Davies, TBC