Curriculum

This course covers research methods with an emphasis on qualitative research techniques. It includes topics on observational field research, case histories, narratives, and case studies, interviewing, principles of action research, evaluation and grounded theory. It examines the strengths of alternative methods and the connection between qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Semester Offered: August

Prerequisite: None

 

This course covers research methods for a PhD thesis in the field of business administration with an emphasis on qualitative research techniques. It includes topics on observational field research, case histories, narratives, and case studies, interviewing, principles of action research, evaluation and grounded theory. It examines the strengths of alternative methods and the connection between qualitative and quantitative research methods and shall enable PhD students to choose the most appropriate research methods for their theses.

Semester Offered: January

Prerequisite: None

 

Communication is a fundamental skill that a researcher needs in order to work effectively. Without good communication skills, good ideas can be useless, because research will not be published and therefore, no one will know about the ideas. This course aims to develop and enhance new PhD students skills in writing up their research for international journal publication. Formats and styles of different academic journals will be examined. The publication process and the necessary information and skills to successfully develop and publish quality research articles are discussed. The second part of the course is a paper writing workshop in which each participating student is asked to write an academic working paper.

Semester Offered: January

Prerequisite: SM 62.12 Foundation for Management Research I, SM 62.13 Qualitative Research Methods.

 

The course examines the process of research in business and management of a PhD study. PhD students will learn a structured approach to the research process from defining the research question through the selection of methods to producing a PhD thesis. In the first part, research methodologies are discussed with the emphasis on relating theory to practice. In the second part of the course concepts of data collection are discussed including survey techniques, interviews and experiments. The course is conducted as a workshop for a critical review of published research in order to enable the PhD student to develop his or her own conceptual framework and data collection approach.

Semester Offered: August

Prerequisite: None

 

The course aims at providing PhD students with expertise about statistical techniques and skills for analyzing quantitative data that may be required for their research. The emphasis is on the appropriate choice and application of estimation techniques and tests of primary and secondary data in order to discover and prove new scientific facts and relationships. Some mistakes most commonly committed in the process are discussed.

Semester Offered: January

Prerequisite: SM62.12 Foundation for Management Research

 

This course offers a broad-based examination of the role of educational management, centering on the core work of teaching and learning, and exploring how that central work is supported by the administrative, political, and ethical systems of a school. That work is deepened as administrators support educators and students, as a learning community, and in the search for best practice in academia and adult education. Case studies will be used to investigate these themes. Students are asked to research real issues in their workplace or another educational setting, using the concepts and approaches developed in the course, and to propose improvements to those issues.

Semester Offered: January

Prerequisite: None