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Module Title

Management Research Methods

Module Code

BU7002

Module Leader

 

Component Number

Assignment 1 Report

Learning Outcomes

1, 2 & 3

Assessment Type, Word Count & Weighting

Report, 1250 words, 25%

Submission Deadline

Thursday 20th July 2017 before midday

Submission Instructions

You MUST submit your assignment electronically via the module VLE. All assignments will go through plagiarism software to check that the work submitted is your own

 

Feedback Return Date

24th August 2017

Faculty of Business & Management Assessment Brief

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes Covered by this assessment.

  1. To understand the nature of management knowledge and management research through an appreciation of the ontological, epistemological, axiological and paradigmatic foundations of management research
  2. To identify and critically evaluate a range of research strategies and research designs in the light of research quality standards
  3. To understand and evaluate effective qualitative research designs and methods in management.

 

 

Assessment Task& Marking Criteria

Assessment Task

 

Respond to all of the following four tasks in the form of a 1,250 word (max) APA referenced report.  Include a correctly APA formatted reference list of sources you cite within your report. (Mark weighting: all questions carry equal marks i.e. 25 marks for each of the 4 questions):

 

 

1)         Define the terms with brief examples: ontology, epistemology and research ‘paradigm’ (25 Marks).

 

2)         Using the handout given in the first session and well as other academic references, identify and explain the research paradigm, ontological and epistemological position of the author of the research article you have been provided with.  Proceed to evaluate the suitability of the author’s research paradigm for achieving the research aim (25 Marks).

 

3)         Evaluate the literature reviewing within the article in terms of its coverage and currency, analysis, criticality, synthesis and the identification of gaps in the existing literature (25 Marks).

 

4)      Explain the 4 main principles of ethical management research and evaluate the empirical research reported in the article against these principles (25 Marks).

 

 

 

FURTHER Key Resources/Reading

 

 

Bryman, A. & Bell, A. (2011).  Business research methods. (3rd ed.). Harlow, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Easterby-Smith. M., Thorpe, R. & Jackson, P. (2012). Management research. (4th ed.). London, United Kingdom: Sage.

Saunders, M., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2016). Research methods for business students. (7th ed.). Harlow, United Kingdom: Pearson Education Limited

Stokes, P. & Wall, T. (2015). Research methods. London, United Kingdom: Palsgrave-Macmillan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation

 

Please refer to the Assessment Guidance (on moodle page) for detailed information on: –

·      Academic Malpractice

·      APA Reference Guide

·      Late Work Penalties

·      Excess word count penalties

·      University Generic Marking Criteria

 

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with the above as failure to do this may impact on your achievement in this assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Module Title:

Management Research Methods

Level: 7

 

Assessment Title:

Individual Report

Weighted: 25% – 1250 words

Criteria and weighting

90-100%

Highly Exceptional Work

80 – 90%

Outstanding Work

70 – 79%

Excellent Work

60 – 69%

Very Good Quality Work

50 – 59%

Good Quality Work

40 – 49%

Acceptable work with some good aspects

20 – 39%

Work does not satisfy assessment criteria

0-19%

Work fails to meet the assessment criteria

Identify the research paradigm and explain the ontological and epistemological position of the author/s of the management research article you have been provided with.  Proceed to evaluate the suitability of the author/s’ research paradigm for achieving the research aim (25 Marks).

Shows an exceptional / professional recognition of the key factors and authors’ position. Exceptional evaluation of the paradigm.

Demonstrates a comprehensive recognition of the key factors and authors’ position. Very strong evaluation of the paradigm.

 

Virtually all key factors are comprehensively addressed and

Most of the relevant factors accurately presented and evaluated.

 

 A reasonable attempt at reviewing the key factors and their inclusion.

Limited review of key factors with little attention to the chronology and requirements of inclusion

A number of deficiencies or omissions in factors offered. Little to no attempt atan evaluation.

Significant deficiencies or omissions in factors offered. A wholly inadequate level or wholly absentevaluation of the paradigm.

Evaluate the literature reviewing within the article in terms of its coverage and currency, analysis, criticality, synthesis and the identification of gaps in the existing literature (25 Marks).

 

Exceptional evaluation of the article and identification of gaps.

 

Excellent evaluation of the article and identification of gaps.

 

 

 

Clear evaluation of the article and strong identification of gaps.

 

Very good evaluation of the article and identification of gaps.

 

Evidence of article evaluation.

Useful consideration of gaps in literature  review.

 

 

Some evidence of article evaluation.

Limited consideration of literature  review.

 

 

 

Cursory evidence of article evaluation.

Limited or no example consideration of the  literature  review.

 

 

 

Significant deficiencies in the evaluation of the article. Poor or absent consideration of gaps in literature  review.

 

 

Define the terms with brief examples: ontology, epistemology and research ‘paradigm’ (25 Marks).

 

Exceptional and outstanding integration of examples support theoretical underpinning

Excellent integration of examples and relevant theory.

Very good integration of examples and relevant theory

Good integration of examples and theory.

Adequate integration of examples and supportive theory.

Some integration of examples and theory

Poor quality of integration of examples and theory

Little to no integration of examples or theory

Explain the 4 main

principles of ethical

management research

and evaluate the

empirical research

reported in the article

against these

principles (25 Marks).

 

Exceptional explanation of the principles. Outstanding evaluation of the research.

 

Excellent explanation of the principles. Excellent evaluation of the research.

 

 

 

Clear explanation of the principles. Strong evaluation of the research.

 

 

Very good explanation of the principles and evaluation of the research.

 

 

 

Evidence of explanation of the principles. Useful  evaluation of the research.

 

 

 

Some explanation of the principles. Limited evaluation of the research.

 

 

 

 

Cursory explanation of the principles. Limited or no evaluation of the research.

 

 

 

 

Significant deficiencies in the explanation of the principles. Poor or absent evaluation of the research.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted 2017-10-16 17:38:43.

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