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Business Research Writing

By: HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute

United Kingdom

15 - 26 Jan, 2018  12 days

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GBP 10,000

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to demonstrate a heightened understanding of the following concepts and issues:

Part 1: Business Research: Salient Issues

  • Defining Research;
  • Overview of Business Research;
  • Importance of Research;
  • Key Concepts of Research;
  • Business Research and the Organisation;
  • Research Skills;
  • Research Process;
  • Academic vs. Organisational Research;
  • Role of the Supervisor

Part 2: Developing a Research Topic

  • Nature of the Topic;
  • Characteristics of a Good Research Topic;
  • Formulating Research Questions;
  • Developing Aims and Objectives;
  • Theory, Research Questions and Objectives

Part 3: Conducting a Literature Review

  • Nature of the Literature Review;
  • Literature Review Process;
  • Sources of Literature;
  • Critical Review;
  • Structure of a Literature Review.

Part 4: Ethical Issues

  • The Nature of Ethics;
  • Importance of Ethics in Research;
  • Ethics Responsibilities to Research Stakeholders;
  • Ethics Cross Culture;
  • Ethical Approval for Research Involving Human Subjects.

Part 5: Developing a Research Design

  • Types of Research Study;
  • Nature of Your Research Design;
  • The Time Horizon;
  • Testing the Quality of Research;
  • The Research Proposal.

Part 6: Primary Data Collection

  • What Are Primary Data?
  • Primary Data Collection Options;
  • Introduction to Questionnaires and Interviews;
  • Interviews;
  • Questionnaires;
  • Observation;
  • Conducting Field Work within the Organisation;
  • Cultural Issues and Data Collection;
  • A Mixed Methods Approach to Data Collection;
  • The Project Supervisor and the Primary Data Collection.

Part 7: Using Secondary Data

  • What Are Secondary Data?
  • Reasons for Basing Your Research Project Entirely On Secondary Data;
  • Business and Secondary Data;
  • Internet as a Secondary Data Source;
  • Literature Review vs. Secondary Data Analysis;
  • Secondary Data Classifications;
  • Advantages of Secondary Data;
  • Disadvantages of Secondary Data;
  • Evaluating Secondary Data;
  • Presenting Secondary Data;
  • The Project Supervisor and Secondary Data.

Part 8: Sampling

  • Stages in the Sampling Process;
  • Defining Your Target Population;
  • Selecting Your Sampling Frame;
  • Choosing Your Sampling Technique(S);
  • Determining Your Sample Size;
  • Collecting Your Data;
  • Assessing Your Response Rate.

Part 9: Analysing Quantitative Data

  • Defining Quantitative Data Analysis;
  • Preparing Data Analysis;
  • Summarising and Presenting Data;
  • Describing Your Data;
  • Inferential Statistics;
  • Determining the Statistical Tests to Use;
  • Statistical Software Packages.

Part 10: Analysing Qualitative Data

  • Defining Qualitative Analysis;
  • Steps in Qualitative Analysis;
  • Transcribing Your Data;
  • Reading and Generating Categories, Themes and Patterns;
  • Interpreting Your Findings;
  • Approaches to Qualitative Analysis;
  • Quantifying Qualitative Data;
  • Determining the Appropriate Qualitative Approach to Use In Analysing Data;
  • Qualitative Analytical Software Packages.

Part 11: Writing and Presenting the Research

  • Where to Start?
  • Structure of a Research Project;
  • Criteria for Research Project Evaluation;
  • Presenting Your Research Project;
  • Common Errors Found In Student Research Projects;
  • Writing Up and Your Project Supervisor.

Writing training course:

Part 1: Business Research: Salient Issues

  • Defining Research;
  • Overview of Business Research;
  • Importance of Research;
  • Key Concepts of Research;
  • Business Research and the Organisation;
  • Research Skills;
  • Research Process;
  • Academic vs. Organisational Research;
  • Role of the Supervisor

Part 2: Developing a Research Topic

  • Nature of the Topic;
  • Characteristics of a Good Research Topic;
  • Formulating Research Questions;
  • Developing Aims and Objectives;
  • Theory, Research Questions and Objectives

Part 3: Conducting a Literature Review

  • Nature of the Literature Review;
  • Literature Review Process;
  • Sources of Literature;
  • Critical Review;
  • Structure of a Literature Review.

Part 4: Ethical Issues

  • The Nature of Ethics;
  • Importance of Ethics in Research;
  • Ethics Responsibilities to Research Stakeholders;
  • Ethics Cross Culture;
  • Ethical Approval for Research Involving Human Subjects.

Part 5: Developing a Research Design

  • Types of Research Study;
  • Nature of Your Research Design;
  • The Time Horizon;
  • Testing the Quality of Research;
  • The Research Proposal.

Part 6: Primary Data Collection

  • What Are Primary Data?
  • Primary Data Collection Options;
  • Introduction to Questionnaires and Interviews;
  • Interviews;
  • Questionnaires;
  • Observation;
  • Conducting Field Work within the Organisation;
  • Cultural Issues and Data Collection;
  • A Mixed Methods Approach to Data Collection;
  • The Project Supervisor and the Primary Data Collection.

Part 7: Using Secondary Data

  • What Are Secondary Data?
  • Reasons for Basing Your Research Project Entirely On Secondary Data;
  • Business and Secondary Data;
  • Internet as a Secondary Data Source;
  • Literature Review vs. Secondary Data Analysis;
  • Secondary Data Classifications;
  • Advantages of Secondary Data;
  • Disadvantages of Secondary Data;
  • Evaluating Secondary Data;
  • Presenting Secondary Data;
  • The Project Supervisor and Secondary Data.

Part 8: Sampling

  • Stages in the Sampling Process;
  • Defining Your Target Population;
  • Selecting Your Sampling Frame;
  • Choosing Your Sampling Technique(S);
  • Determining Your Sample Size;
  • Collecting Your Data;
  • Assessing Your Response Rate.

Part 9: Analysing Quantitative Data

  • Defining Quantitative Data Analysis;
  • Preparing Data Analysis;
  • Summarising and Presenting Data;
  • Describing Your Data;
  • Inferential Statistics;
  • Determining the Statistical Tests to Use;
  • Statistical Software Packages.

Part 10: Analysing Qualitative Data

  • Defining Qualitative Analysis;
  • Steps in Qualitative Analysis;
  • Transcribing Your Data;
  • Reading and Generating Categories, Themes and Patterns;
  • Interpreting Your Findings;
  • Approaches to Qualitative Analysis;
  • Quantifying Qualitative Data;
  • Determining the Appropriate Qualitative Approach to Use In Analysing Data;
  • Qualitative Analytical Software Packages.

Part 11: Writing and Presenting the Research

  • Where to Start?
  • Structure of a Research Project;
  • Criteria for Research Project Evaluation;
  • Presenting Your Research Project;
  • Common Errors Found In Student Research Projects;
  • Writing Up and Your Project Supervisor.
London, UK Jan 15 - 26 Jan, 2018
GBP 10,000.00
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+44 7736147507; +44 1902 763607; +44 2071935906; +

The course cost does not include living accommodation. However, delegates are treated with the following: Continuous snacks throughout the Event Days; Hot Lunch on Event Days; City Tour; Hand-outs; Stationery. We offer very attractive discount for groups of 3 and more people, from the same organisation, taking the same course. Courses are delivered in over 30 Cities including Miami, London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Milan.
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