Business Research Methods (MBA, LLM Dissertation, MSc Accounting)

Course Level, Critical thinking, Literature Review, Note-making, Postgraduate, Reading, Referencing, Research, Seminar, Using ICT, Using ICT
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School Business
Module Title MBA Research Methods; LLM Dissertation Module; MSc Accounting Research Methods
Level   Post-Graduate
Initiator/s Halina Harvey, Gillian Byrne
Rationale         To focus students’ activity around the development of aims and objectives for dissertation at PG level. Also develop research and note-making skills in order to produce a literature review for dissertation.
Description of Initiative Through collaboration with module leaders LDG tutors delivered sessions using Summon highlighting the necessity for critical reading activity. A note-making pro-forma was developed in order to direct critical reading and note-making for research purposes. Key word cards were used to stimulate reflection on the idea creation process in order to begin to establish aims and objectives.
Assessment   Research proposal and short literature review – 3000 words
Ideas for adapting Explicitly illustrate research skills using electronic resources within a subject specific context. Skills should be reiterated throughout the writing process. Critical criteria for reading included as part of module assessment.