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Understanding different research perspectives

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This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different perspectives from which an issue or phenomenon can be investigated; and highlights the main methodologies that can be used to investigate a business issue. By looking at different perspectives/approaches to issues and phenomena, different research methodologies and ethical considerations this course will sustain the development of a research study, from the initial idea of what to investigate; to the elaboration of specific research questions; the research design, strategy and methodology.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the different perspectives from which a problem can be investigated
  • consider the researcher’s involvement in the research process as insider and/or outsider
  • reflect on the importance of ethical processes in research
  • understand the development of a research strategy and how this is translated into a research design
  • identify a research problem to be investigated.

First Published: 05/05/2016

Updated: 22/08/2016

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