Essex Business School
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
28 June 2019
Requisites for this module
MSC N10012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
MSC N10018 Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
MSC N10024 Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
MSC N100MO Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
MSC N20912 Global Project Management,
MSC N20924 Global Project Management,
MSC N209MO Global Project Management,
MSC N12012 International Business and Entrepreneurship,
MSC N12018 International Business and Entrepreneurship,
MSC N12024 International Business and Entrepreneurship,
MSC N120MO International Business and Entrepreneurship,
MSC N55012 International Marketing and Entrepreneurship,
MSC N55024 International Marketing and Entrepreneurship,
MSC N550MO International Marketing and Entrepreneurship,
MSC N11112 Business Analytics,
MSC N11124 Business Analytics,
MSC N21612 International Logistics and Supply Chain Management,
MSC N21624 International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The aim of this module is to develop students’ skills for successfully conducting independent research practice using a range of research methodologies for data collection and analysis. More specifically, the module is designed to develop an essential understanding and ability in planning, carrying out and managing independent and original research, and improve skills in clearly communicating a research output through a dissertation project.
The aim of dissertations and plans are to give students an opportunity to manage a research project from beginning to end under the guidance of an individual supervisor.
In developing these, students will be using the framework for research skills and the boundaries of their research identified in Research Methods module. Students will be expected to draw on appropriate literature to construct a research framework and theoretical context, explain the logic of research methodology, the rationale for data collection and analysis and draw relevant empirical findings.
On successful completion students should be able to:
• demonstrate evidence of a thorough and comprehensive understanding of relevant literature in the field of management science and entrepreneurship.
• Locate and read relevant literature and produce summaries and critical analysis of the relevant literature.
• Demonstrate critical thinking involving the consideration of alternative approaches and research methods.
• Apply an appropriate design methodology to achieve aims and objectives of research project.
• Use Gantt charts and time management techniques to plan and manage a research project.
• Record plans, ideas, results, and reflections in a written journal.
• Work as an individual to specify and design research project under the guidance of a supervisor.
• Demonstrate written communication and analytical skills though the writing of the interim report and reflective journal, and final project report.
• Discuss ideas informally with academic supervisors.
No additional information available.
To develop their own dissertations/planes, students will employ the theory and practical skills learnt in Research Method modules. They will use as appropriate for their project: quantitative research methods (i.e. linear regression analysis); qualitative research design (i.e. case study, in-depth interviews) or a mixed methods approach. They will demonstrate the ability to collect and use primary or secondary data and analyse these to address their proposed research questions.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
100 per cent Coursework Mark
100 per cent Coursework Mark
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Supervisors allocated to individual students
No external examiner information available for this module.
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No lecture recording information available for this module.
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