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Trimester 1, trimester 2
Completion of all eight Stage 1 DBA coursework units or enrolment as an HDR candidate
Unit will be taught in block mode. This involves two-day workshops on two occasions per trimester - attendance on campus for both workshops is compulsory.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
This research unit provides candidates with grounding in qualitative research methods used in conducting a higher degree by research thesis in a business discipline. It provides candidates with the skills and knowledge so that they can write their methodology chapter for their thesis. The chapter will be well-grounded conceptually, conducted systematically and analysed soundly in a qualitative research framework. Students in the unit write three assignments, which enable them to produce a complete first draft of the methods chapter. The written material will be linked to the literature review underlying the study and to be able to address the research questions that flow from it.
Written Assignment 1 3000 words 30%, Written Assignment 2 2000 words 20%, Written Assignment 3 4000-5000 words 50%
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