Module/Course Description

Course Title: Research Methods for HR

Course Code: LJMU-7506-UNIHR

Programme: MA in Human Resource Management

Credits: 20.00

Course Description:


The module aims to develop student skills to research a real-life workplace problem. Students will learn the whole research process through participating in workshops and conducting online exercises. Students will work on a real research problem that will develop their skills in designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research projects. In addition, the module aims to prepare students for their level six independent Impact report, by enabling them to critically review and summarise literature and independently conduct a research project utilising quantitative and qualitative research tools. Furthermore, this module aims to equip students with the skills needed to analyse qualitative and quantitative data using softwares (e.g. SPSS for quantitative and NVivo for qualitative).

Learning Outcomes

After completing the module the student should be able to:

1 Critically analyse existing literature on a topic of their choice that will inform their research proposal

2 Work on a real research problem, define a research question based on the problems, and design a research to examine the problem

3 Prepare an individual, appropriately presented and coherent research proposal (which will require the production of accurate research objectives, an indicative literature, a research strategy and appropriate methodology)

Prerequisites: LJMU-IND-M-100

Prerequisites Categories: Postgraduate Certificate Level, Postgraduate Diploma Level

Typical Module duration: 8.0 Week(s)

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