Research Methods

Module code: AE7501

Module co-ordinators: Dr Simon Bennett, Dr Nibedita S Ray-Bennett

This module will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of methodological issues in social science research. Using examples and case studies we will examine the particular problems of conducting research within organisations and businesses.

Topics covered

  • Getting started with research
  • Research ethics
  • Reviewing literature
  • The social context of research
  • Research design
  • Data gathering techniques
  • Qualitative analysis and presentation
  • Statistical tests
  • Writing a research proposal and dissertation


  • 5 one-hour lectures
  • 3 hours of supervised workshops


  • Research project proposal (100%)