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Analysis Business and Research Skills II

BUSS 2101

Teaching Year 2012/2013

CONTENTS

TEACHING STAFF3
MODULE AIMS4
LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THE MODULE4
COURSE OVERVIEW6
LEARNING & TEACHING8
STUDENT CENTRED LEARNING8
TEXTBOOKS9
LECTURE & WORKSHOP READING10
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT……………………………………………………..14
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT17
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA17

This handbook is intended for the guidance of students taking this module. Whilst the details contained in this handbook represent teaching staff intentions at the time of writing, it is in the nature of Higher Education that some module information may be subject to modifications during the teaching of a module. Teaching staff reserve the right to make such minor changes in the matters covered by this publication and will endeavour to publicise any such changes as widely and in as timely a manner as possible.

Analysis Business and Research Skills II

BUSS 2101

MODULE LEVEL:2

UNIVERSITY CREDIT UNITS20

PREREQUISITES:Analysis, Research and Business Skills I

TEACHING STAFF

MODULE LEADER:Dr Leslie Graham
L.N.Graham@durham.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 33 45413

SEMINARS ANDMr Neil Scott
BUSINESS GAME:J.N.Scott@durham.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 33 45252

Contact details:We are very happy to deal with genuine, urgent enquiries by e-mail, and to give students all the help we can, but please do not ask us to do things that you can do yourself. We will be available during Consultation Hours which will be posted on DUO.

E-mail will typically be used for written communication. It is expected that all students are familiar with e-mail, and that they consult their university e-mail regularly, preferably daily. Students’ private e-mail addresses will not be used.

MODULE AIMS
* To develop further students' abilities to communicate, to work individually and to work with others to achieve goals. * To extend students' abilities to use tools and techniques of investigation, analysis and research in the context of business with particular emphasis on quantitative approaches. * To provide opportunities to acquire and develop intermediate level skills in the practice of these techniques. * To provide relevant techniques for the exercise of critical enquiry at second year level across relevant modules. * To extend the basis for the support of further development of business, analysis and research techniques and approaches in subsequent years of the programme e.g. Dissertation, Research Project. * To reinforce students’ preparation for employment.

* To address reflective, analytical, worldly, collaborative and action mindsets, with particular focus on the analytical. Module information is included in the Module outline, available at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/faculty.handbook/module_description/?year=2012&module_code=BUSS2101

LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THE MODULE
To provide an opportunity for students to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Subject-specific Knowledge
* Knowledge and competence in a range of quantitative research methods and techniques. Subject-specific Skills
* Understanding of the implications of different approaches and designs for research methodology and questions that can be answered. * Ability to design and conduct small-scale research investigations, including gathering of appropriate primary and secondary data from business and other sources. * Selection of appropriate research methods and ability to competently and appropriately conduct analysis of data. * Reporting on the process, outcomes and implications of a business project or investigation to different audiences. * Ability to take on an active role in a management team within a business game. Key Skills

* Ability to access data and information from a range of sources. * Ability to...
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