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Advanced Research Methods: Course Outline - MPM-701

The aim of the course is to provide students with the methodological skills necessary for them to carry out independent research.

Course Description

The course addresses a wide range of advanced research methods which are practically viable in project management. The in-depth conceptual, knowledge-based, and business-related understanding would be gained by the student by learning the latest research techniques. The self-regulated research paper will be crafted by the student to gain a hands-on understanding of the research world. This course provides conceptual understanding to write originally, collect primary data, and pursue research analysis for fruitful recommendations to project management business.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction and discussion of the course framework
  • Introduction to research
  • Scientific thinking in research
  • Problem Definition and Topic Selection
  • The Research Process
  • Sources of research data
  • Secondary data and Literature Review Techniques & Referencing Format
  • Survey research
  • Experimentation
  • Presentation & Report layout
  • Measurement Techniques
  • Data Collection Methods & Scales
  • Qualitative Research
  • Sampling and Research
  • Sample size determination
  • Analysis of data, Hypothesis Testing,  Research Report


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