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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

MNGT502-16T (HAM) - Research Methods in Management Studies for Economics and Finance (2016)


Credit points


Calendar description

This paper introduces students to research paradigms commonly used in research in management studies. It will develop skills in the critical evaluation of research literature, the identification of research problems, and the preparation of research proposals. Students completing the paper will develop a proposal for research in their area of interest. Students will also attend the first half of the MNGT501 lecture series.

Handbook description

The half paper considers methodology and research methods.  It is designed for graduate students who are required to undertake research in economics or finance as part of their programme and/or those who will undertake research in economics or finance as part of their professional careers.

Extended Information

This paper offers an introduction to research methods and methodology for postgraduate students toward enabling participants to form the knowledge and develop the skills needed to carry out independent research in management or related field. A desired outcome is that students completing the paper would be able to design and defend a research study plan and be able to write up a comprehensive and cohesive research proposal. This is a broad introduction in order to accommodate management backgrounds generally. An aim of the paper is also to ensure that the student may emerge prepared for other and more advanced discipline, methodology or paradigm specific research method papers.