Research for Senior Managers

Research for Senior Managers

  1. Unit level: 7
  2. Unit Code: F/503/5091
  3. GLH: 60
  4. Credit value: 25
  5. Unit grading structure: Pass
  6. Assessment guidance: To achieve this unit, learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Additional assessment guidance is provided on the ATHE sample assignment brief. In order to achieve this unit learners must carry out a comprehensive piece of research on a chosen strategic area. Learners will need to carefully select a topic for research and may require guidance from the tutor to ensure that it is sufficiently strategic and the relevant information is available.
  7. Unit Aims:
    To develop the skills required to carry out strategic level research on a particular issue and analyse and report the results of the research.
  8. Learning Outcomes
    1. Be able to develop an Appropriate research question for a business research project
      • Identify a suitable area of research
      • Explain the aim, scope and objectives of the project
      • Establish success criteria for the research
      • Develop a detailed research question
      • Justify the choice of research question
    2. Be able to develop a research proposal
      • Evaluate research techniques to assess their suitability for the project
      • Select suitable research techniques
      • Develop a detailed research proposal
    3. Be able to undertake a literature review
      • Identify sources of information and literature relevant to the research question
      • Critically review literature to inform the development of the research proposal or the research project
      • Record and report literature review in an appropriate format for the project
    4. Be able to use data and information collection and analysis techniques
      • Collect and analyse data and information to inform research
      • Synthesise data and information to support results and conclusions of research
    5. Be able to present research with conclusions and make recommendations based on research carried out
      • Summarise findings of research project
      • Draw conclusions and identify any recommendations from research findings
      • Present research in a suitable format
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