HI6008 Business Research – Research Method

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Integrated Project

Topics to chose from and the goals behind topic selection

The Goals in Topic Selection:

1.There must be literature including academic journal articles on your topic.

2.Assignment 1 requires you to conduct a literature review. This requires you to find literature that argue  contrary views on your topic. Fore example costs outweigh benefits and alternatively benefits outweigh costs, what is true at one point of time is not necessarily true at another point of time, what is true in one part of the world is not true somewhere else and /or x is better or worse than y.

3.You must be able to describe and explain the gaps that exist in the literature. This is essential for you to complete assignment 2 where you need to describe research that you could conduct in order to collect data information and /or evidence that fills this gap. The gap may be that the literature does not have a broad enough scope (it does not consider all ages, all nationalities or changes over time and space). The found literature may be quantitative and therefore a qualitative investigation could be conducted or vice versa. You will need to formulate a research question and define and explain your research methodology.

4.For assignment 3 you need to write your individual reflective journal concurrently to performing assessment tasks 1 and 2, i.e. from the first week of the subject. For each week students should reflect and compare the theoretical knowledge with what they apply into practice. As assessment 1 and 2 are completed, students should clearly identify learning goals achieved.  SEE OVER FOR THE LEARNING GOALS (OUTCOMES) of the unit.

SUBJECT OBJECTIVES & LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of this subject you will have the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research planning process ,business research methods and understanding importance of professional ethics, and of how to recognize and address ethical issues when they arise in a business research project
  • Apply concepts of business research to business scenarios.
  • Evaluate the impact of existing business research in a business environment
  • Evaluate and Compare various business research methodologies then apply them to a specific

business research project

  • Develop a research proposal, research project plan, literature review to be able to solve business problem and explain research outcomes.
  • Evaluate professional practice issues in business research
  • Justify chosen research methodology (quantitative/qualitative) and explain procedures for data collection, proposed data analysis, and limitations of your proposed study.

Assessment 1 Literature Review – Individual Assignment (2000 to 2500 words)

For this assessment, students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of the extant, academic literature related to an approved, business topic.

In consultation with their lecturer, students need to decide on a business-related topic/concept. Students need to select approximately eight to twelve (8-12), but at least three (3), peer-reviewed articles or comparable sources (online resource can be accessed using ProQuest or Google Scholar) that are related to the topic (as the basis of their literature review).

In the context of their chosen topic, students need to review the articles and sources selected, i. e. read and critically analyses (compare and contrast) the literature. In doing so, students are required to discuss the key ideas/arguments put forward by authors, identify communalities/similarities, differences and conclusions drawn by different authors. Based on this analysis and discussion, students are expected to point out potential gaps in the literature that will form the basis of Assessment 2, the research proposal

  • an approved, business topic….. a business-related topic/concept
  • eight to twelve (8-12), but at least three (3), peer-reviewed articles
  • read and critically analyses (compare and contrast) the literature.
  • discuss the key ideas/arguments put forward by authors,
  • identify communalities/similarities, differences and conclusions drawn by different authors.
  • students are expected to point out potential gaps in the literature

identify communalities/similarities, differences and conclusions drawn by different authors

STEPS IN COMPLETING Assignment 1

1.Decide on an approved, business topic….. a business-related topic/concept

2.Find eight to twelve (8-12), but at least three (3), peer-reviewed articles. Start by finding a foundation report by search pdf report into …Your Topic  title…….

3.Read, write out the key ideas/arguments put forward by the article authors and critically analyses their findings in relation to your topic (does it give evidence to affirm your topic or does it propose an alternative view? Through this process you will compare and contrast the articles (literature).

4.Covered in 3

5.Again covered in 3 by identifying communalities/similarities, differences and alternative conclusions drawn by different authors.

6.Determine potential gaps in the literature. This is essential for you to complete assignment 2 where you need to describe research that you could conduct in order to collect data information and /or evidence that fills this gap. The gap may be that the literature does not have a broad enough scope (it does not consider all ages, all nationalities or changes over time and space). The found literature may be quantitative and therefore a qualitative investigation could be conducted or vice versa.

Modification and rewording of Blackboard Topics

  1. There is a positive relationship between joint ventures as a means of global expansion and the returns gained by such ventures.
  2. The positive and negative relationships between the success of multinational companies and an alignment or misalignment to the culture of the host country

3.The relationship between methods of storing business

Data and cost versus security concerns.

  1. Computer technology has improved the work life balance of employees. This has occurred across all generations.
  2. The shift from print and traditional media to market a companies products to social media has improved market penetration, and is more cost effective.
  3. The negative social and economic spillover effects of digital connectivity such as online bullying, cyber crime, online fraud and child pornography outweigh the positive social and economic spillover effects of online shopping, telecommuting and e-business.
  4. Terrorism events are more frequent and have larger consequences in western countries than in eastern countries. Perception always outweighs reality.
  5. The growth in innovations and inventions in the 21st century is more positively related business investment in R and D than open source funding of research. OR The relationship between public research and new inventions and innovations is stronger than private research outcomes.

 

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