ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Code ULMS601
Coordinator Dr CG Marechal
Work, Organisation and Management
G.Marechal@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 40

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

        4

28
Timetable (if known) 180 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
        120 mins X 1 totaling 4
 
 
Private Study 372
TOTAL HOURS 400

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Presentation There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): Semester 2  15 Minutes plus 5 mi    30       
Research Report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): Semester 2  -5000 words    70       

Aims

To immerse the student in a thorough grounding in qualitative approaches in business and management research.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Capacity to critically evaluate key methodologies and methods associated with qualitative research approaches, including case study work; interviews, focus groups, non/participatory observation, ethnography, visual data

(LO2) Appreciation of the strengths and weakness’ of different approaches, including the viability of plural approaches and the role of the researcher

(LO3) Awareness of ethics of research practice associated with issues including expert power, data confidentiality, participant influence, personal judgement

(S1) Communication skills. Students will have opportunities to develop written and oral communication skills through group discussions, in-class presentations and coursework. This will be assessed by written assignment.

(S2) Problem solving skills. Students will be challenged to think critically about organisational issues and dilemmas. They will do this by gathering and synthesising information, analysing alternative perspectives and options and presenting a considered opinion or course of action in their course assessment.

(S3) IT skills. Students will have opportunities to improve their ICT skills. Students will demonstrate skills in the use of software applications including word processing, visual presentations, data bases, spreadsheets and using the internet for information searches in the course of researching and presenting coursework.

(S4) Organisational skills. This applies to all modules of the programme and is relevant for planning scheduled work and meeting assessment deadlines. This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and coursework and by meeting coursework deadlines.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Mixed, hybrid delivery, with social distancing on campus

Lectures x 24 hours (3hrs x 8)
Drop-in x 4 hours (2hrs x 2)
Self-directed learning x 372 hours


Syllabus

 

Introduction: What is qualitative research practice?;

Qualitative research design;

Qualitative data collection approaches;

Qualitative data analysis approaches;

Ethics and reflexivity in qualitative research;

Writing and publishing qualitative papers


Recommended Texts

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