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MRES 503 Research Methods in Management and Organization Studies Select Term:
Research Methods in Management and Organization Studies As an introduction to research in management and As an introduction to research in management and the scientific method of inquiry and provides a critical appraisal of the various research methods available to organizational scholars following the natural science paradigm. It aims to familiarize students with the process of identifying a research question, formulation of hypotheses or predictions about the question, designing a study to test the hypotheses, observing or measuring variables, examining the relationships between variables observed, and drawing conclusions about the research question based on observed relationships. Topics to be covered include a discussion of measurement issues such as reliability and validity, common threats to validity in research design, decisions regarding the choice of samples and settings, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of various empirical research strategies. To support the course content, examples of management and organization research are critically analyzed and students are expected to develop their own research proposal by the end of the semester.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 12
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -