Critically analyse and evaluate different research methodological approaches applied in academic journal articles (ABS ranking 3* and above)

This is an individual assignment. You are required to write an academic essay to
critically analyse and evaluate different research methodological approaches applied in
academic journal articles (ABS ranking 3* and above).
Typically, your essay should have (a) an executive summary (b) Introduction (c)
literature review of research methodologies (d) discussion, analysis and evaluation of
different research methodological approaches (e) findings and what you have learnt
from this assignment (f) references (Harvard Referencing System). In this assignment,
you need to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of different research methodologies
including qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods, and a mixture of
both. You are expected to use relevant materials from academic research books and
academic journal articles (ABS ranking 3* above) in your subject area to support your
analysis and arguments when formulating your assignment. Your analysis, discussion
and evaluation should be backed with appropriate examples where necessary.
This assignment should be presented with 12 pt. Times New Roman Text with line
spacing of 1.5. The word limit is 2000 words (excluding references). Note that
assignment below this word limit by more than 10% would result in decrease in the
overall achieved mark by 10%. Proper referencing of all ideas, concepts, theories and
quotes used in your work is essential. Normally you are required to present no less than
35 academic journal article references. The Harvard referencing system must be used,
details of which are contained on your handbook. Failure to employ a clear and
appropriate system of referencing will be penalised.
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Core reading list

This module is in part based around notions and/or material that can be found in the core text(s) listed below. It is therefore likely that you will use, or refer to, in your lecture/seminar sessions the notions and/or material in the books listed here. You will likely be directed to study aspects of these texts in your out-of-classroom time, that is, in your private study.

” Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2012) Research Methods for Business Students (6th edition) Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.
” Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2011) Business Research Methods (3rd Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press

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Recommended Reading

” Blumberg, B., Copper, D.R. and Schindler, P.S. (2011) Business Research Methods. London: McGraw-Hill.
” Collis, J. and Hussey, R. (2009) Business Research: A practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students (3rd edition). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
” Davies, B. M. (2007) Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
” Field, A. (2013) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (4th edition). London: Sage.
” O Leary, Z. (2010) The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Projects. London: Sage.
” Ridley, D. (2011) The Literature Review: A step-by-Step Guide for Students. London: Sage.
” Yin, R. K. (2009) Case Study Research: Design and Methods (4th edition). London: Sage.
” Anderson, V. (2009) Research Methods in Human Resource Management (2nd edition). London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
” Black, K. (2003) Business Statistics for Contemporary Decision Making (4th edition). London: Wiley
” Bowerman, B. L., O Connell, R. T. and Murphree, E. S. (2009) Business Statistics in Practice (5th edition). London: McGraw-Hill.
” Denicolo, P. and Becker, L. (2011) Success in Research Proposals. London: Sage.
” Gray, D. E. (2009) Doing Research in the Real World. London: Sage.
” Hart, C. (2001) Doing Literature Review. London: Sage.
” Jankowicz, A. (2005) Business Research Projects (4th edition). London: Thomson.
” Myers, M. (2009) Qualitative Research in Business and Management. London: Sage Publications.
” Pallant, J. (2013) SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by step guide to Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS (5th ed). Maidenhead, England: McGraw-Hill.
” Partington, D. (2002) Essential Skills for Management Research. London: Sage.
” Perri 6 and Bellamy, C. (2012) Principles of Methodology: Research Design in Social Sciences. London: Sage.
” Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Jackson, P. (2012) Management Research (4th edition). London: Sage.
” Walliman, N. (2011) Your Research Project: Designing and Planning Your Work. London: Sage.
” Zikmund, William G. (2003) Business Research Methods (7th edition). London: Thomson.


Academic Journals:

Journals listed in the ABS (Associations of Business Schools) ranking list

Critically analyse and evaluate different research methodological approaches applied in academic journal articles (ABS ranking 3* and above)

This is an individual assignment. You are required to write an academic essay to
critically analyse and evaluate different research methodological approaches applied in
academic journal articles (ABS ranking 3* and above).
Typically, your essay should have (a) an executive summary (b) Introduction (c)
literature review of research methodologies (d) discussion, analysis and evaluation of
different research methodological approaches (e) findings and what you have learnt
from this assignment (f) references (Harvard Referencing System). In this assignment,
you need to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of different research methodologies
including qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods, and a mixture of
both. You are expected to use relevant materials from academic research books and
academic journal articles (ABS ranking 3* above) in your subject area to support your
analysis and arguments when formulating your assignment. Your analysis, discussion
and evaluation should be backed with appropriate examples where necessary.
This assignment should be presented with 12 pt. Times New Roman Text with line
spacing of 1.5. The word limit is 2000 words (excluding references). Note that
assignment below this word limit by more than 10% would result in decrease in the
overall achieved mark by 10%. Proper referencing of all ideas, concepts, theories and
quotes used in your work is essential. Normally you are required to present no less than
35 academic journal article references. The Harvard referencing system must be used,
details of which are contained on your handbook. Failure to employ a clear and
appropriate system of referencing will be penalised.
Added on 26.02.2015 17:08
Core reading list

This module is in part based around notions and/or material that can be found in the core text(s) listed below. It is therefore likely that you will use, or refer to, in your lecture/seminar sessions the notions and/or material in the books listed here. You will likely be directed to study aspects of these texts in your out-of-classroom time, that is, in your private study.

a? Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2012) Research Methods for Business Students (6th edition) Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.
a? Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2011) Business Research Methods (3rd Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Go to Library

Recommended Reading

a? Blumberg, B., Copper, D.R. and Schindler, P.S. (2011) Business Research Methods. London: McGraw-Hill.
a? Collis, J. and Hussey, R. (2009) Business Research: A practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students (3rd edition). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
a? Davies, B. M. (2007) Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
a? Field, A. (2013) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (4th edition). London: Sage.
a? OaLeary, Z. (2010) The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Projects. London: Sage.
a? Ridley, D. (2011) The Literature Review: A step-by-Step Guide for Students. London: Sage.
a? Yin, R. K. (2009) Case Study Research: Design and Methods (4th edition). London: Sage.
a? Anderson, V. (2009) Research Methods in Human Resource Management (2nd edition). London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
a? Black, K. (2003) Business Statistics for Contemporary Decision Making (4th edition). London: Wiley
a? Bowerman, B. L., OaConnell, R. T. and Murphree, E. S. (2009) Business Statistics in Practice (5th edition). London: McGraw-Hill.
a? Denicolo, P. and Becker, L. (2011) Success in Research Proposals. London: Sage.
a? Gray, D. E. (2009) Doing Research in the Real World. London: Sage.
a? Hart, C. (2001) Doing Literature Review. London: Sage.
a? Jankowicz, A. (2005) Business Research Projects (4th edition). London: Thomson.
a? Myers, M. (2009) Qualitative Research in Business and Management. London: Sage Publications.
a? Pallant, J. (2013) SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by step guide to Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS (5th ed). Maidenhead, England: McGraw-Hill.
a? Partington, D. (2002) Essential Skills for Management Research. London: Sage.
a? Perri 6 and Bellamy, C. (2012) Principles of Methodology: Research Design in Social Sciences. London: Sage.
a? Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Jackson, P. (2012) Management Research (4th edition). London: Sage.
a? Walliman, N. (2011) Your Research Project: Designing and Planning Your Work. London: Sage.
a? Zikmund, William G. (2003) Business Research Methods (7th edition). London: Thomson.

Academic Journals:

Journals listed in the ABS (Associations of Business Schools) ranking list