MR601 - Research Proposal & Literature Review
Credit Points: 20
Workload: 60 contact hours
Aims & Objectives
The unit provides students with grounding in research methods and research design for projects incorporating simulation, experimentation and data testing methodologies. It introduces students to the process of establishing a research problem, questions and hypotheses, critically analysing and reporting on the literature creating and defending an appropriate research design. Students will learn both theoretical and practical skills in data collection and analysis design and the presentation of the research design of their thesis including background, scope, research questions, methodologies, models, sample frames and validity.
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
- Identify research problems and undertake quantitative and qualitative literature review methods.
- Formulate research questions, Design hypothesis and test hypothesis.
- Search, analyse and critique relevant literature.
- Research project design - models, epistemology and ontology.
- Experimentally test models and hypotheses using simulated and empirical data
- Develop and communicate research proposal and plans
Textbook and Reference Materials
Ghauri, P., Strange, R., Grønhaug, K. (2020). Research Methods in Business Studies. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:
|Ability to communicate||Independent and Lifelong Learning||Ethics||Analytical and Problem Solving||Cultural and Global Awareness||Team work||Specialist knowledge of a field of study|
|Levels of attainment||Extent covered|
|The attribute is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations.|
|The attribute is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations.|
|The attribute is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations.|
|The attribute is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials.|
|The attribute is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this attribute.|