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Introduction to Business and Management Research. Developing Business Practice – 302LON. Unit: 6 Knowledgecast : 1. Module Learning Outcomes. In this Knowledgecast, we will: Discuss the value of reflection and self-evaluation as a learner

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introduction to business and management research
Introduction to Business and Management Research

Developing Business Practice –302LON

Unit: 6Knowledgecast: 1

module learning outcomes
Module Learning Outcomes

In this Knowledgecast, we will:

  • Discuss the value of reflection and self-evaluation as a learner
  • Identify the key skills and competencies involved in designing and undertaking relevant business and management research
  • Evaluate own skills, competencies and attitudes required for a successful work experience
purpose of business and management research
Purpose of Business and Management Research

Why do business research? …because there is an aspect of our understanding of what goes on in organisations that is to some extent unresolved (Bryman & Bell, 2007)

The purpose of Business and Management Research is:

  • To improve organisational performance though increased effectiveness and efficiency
  • To increase our understanding of how organisations work, and their impact on individuals and society
identifying your research question
Identifying Your Research Question

Puzzles & contradictions

Disagree with theories

Topics from previous modules

Based on:

Bryman & Bell (2007)

Gap in the literature

Tutors and Supervisors

My Burning Question

Gap between theory and reality

Reasons for differences

Anti-common sense

Personal experience

6 steps to refine research questions
6 Steps to Refine Research Questions

Research questions should:

  • Be Clear – understandable to you and others
  • Re researchable – relevant data is collectable
  • Relate to established theory and research – base your research question on existing knowledge and show your contribution to knowledge and understanding
  • Linked to each other – supports the development of an argument
  • Have potential to contribute to existing knowledge
  • Be neither too broad or too narrow

Source: Bryman & Bell (2007)

designing your methodology
Designing your Methodology

Decisions to be made in your research design include:

  • The purpose of the study
  • The unit of analysis (population to be studied)
  • Consideration of how much researcher interference
  • The time horizon
  • The type of investigation
  • The setting for the study

Source:

Sekaran (2000)

samples
Samples

A good sample can be defined as:

  • Chosen at random
  • Large enough to satisfy the research goals
  • Unbiased

In order to be able to generalise your findings from your sample to the population from which it was selected, the sample must be representative Bryman & Bell (2010:182).

research ethics
Research Ethics

Research involving human subjects must be carried out in accordance with accepted ethical standards.

These include:

  • Justification
  • Access to participants
  • Informed consent
  • Potential harm to participants
  • Participants’ rights
  • Conflicts of interest

Please see the CULC Research Ethics Policy.

being a reflexive practitioner
Being a Reflexive Practitioner

The aims of reflexivity include:

  • Examine your unconscious reactions to the research methodology
  • Explore the dynamic between the researcher and the researched
  • Understand the role of the researcher in the construction of knowledge

‘An acknowledgement

of the implications

and significance of

a researcher’s choices

as designer, observer and writer.’

what are we going to cover next
What are we going to cover next?
  • In our next Knowledgecast, we will look at:
  • Evaluate current academic, self-marketing and personal skills and present a plan for developing skills
  • Identify the key skills and competencies involved in designing and undertaking relevant business and management research
knowledgecast summary
Knowledgecast Summary

In this Knowledgecast, we have looked at:

  • Discuss the value of reflection and self-evaluation as a learner
    • The skills and mindset to become a reflexive practitioner
  • Identify the key skills and competencies involved in designing and undertaking relevant business and management research
    • The research stages from problem identification to the construction of knowledge
  • Evaluate own skills, competencies and attitudes required for a successful work experience
    • Prepare your own skills and knowledge to carry out business and management research
seminar research questions
Seminar: Research Questions
  • Identifying a Research Question
  • The Burning Issue Brainstorm
  • Be ready to present your response to:
  • What worked well?
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • What were the factors that influenced your choice of research questions?
seminar identify your research question
Seminar: Identify Your Research Question

Puzzles & contradictions

Disagree with theories

Topics from previous modules

Based on:

Bryman & Bell (2007)

Gap in the literature

Tutors and Supervisors

My Burning Question

Gap between theory and reality

Reasons for differences

Anti-common sense

Personal experience

group activity research plans
Group Activity: Research Plans
  • Create a project plan to deliver your Burning Issue Research Project
  • Present your project plan to the group
  • Be ready to present your response to:
  • What worked well?
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • What were the factors that influenced your decisions?