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Name of Course/Module: Research Method
Course Code: BT 21603 Research Method

Name(s) of academic staff:
Dr. Janice L. H. Nga  
(Room No. 10, Level 3, SPE. Ext. 1640, Email: janice@ums.edu.my;janicenga@yahoo.com) Dr. Zakariya Belkhamza
(Room No. 26, Level 3, SPE. Ext. 1555, Email: zakariya@ums.edu.my) 4.
Rationale for the inclusion of the course/module in the programme

Doing research is an important activity of the for today’s business environment. Business and economics students need to understanding basic concepts of business research methodology and research process as well as acquiring basic research skill. Application of the basic business research concepts and ability to prepare a sound and acceptable research proposal is part of essential skill for business and economics programmes. Research method is one of the school core subjects.

Semester and Year offered: SEM. 2 2012/2013
Total Student Learning Time (SLT)
Face to Face
Total Guided and Independent Learning

L = Lecture
T = Tutorial
P = Practical
O= Others
(see Appendix SLT )
Credit Value: 3
Prerequisite (if any): Nil
Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course students should be able to:
To explain the underlying research philosophical assumptions related to the various research paradigms.( PLO1, C2, P2, A2) To recognize the intricacies of the research process within the various research paradigms.( PL02, C2, P2, A2) To compare qualitative and quantitative research approaches and various the research methods from each approach.(PL03, C4, P3, A4, CTPS) To design and articulate a research proposal and project based on group work.( PLO5 C4,P4, A2, TS3) To outline ethical issues in conducting research projects and to understand the protocols governing the ethical clearance of research projects.(PLO3, C2, P3, A3, CTPS)

Transferable Skills :

Planning and conducting research project
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