Econ 7910 research methods_seminar for ph_d's students
INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA COURSE OUTLINE Economics & Management SciencesKulliyyah / Institute Business AdministrationDepartment / Centre Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD. BA)Programme Research MethodsName of Course / ModeCourse Code ECON 7910Name (s) of Academic staff / Dolhadi Zainudin, DrInstructor(s)Rationale for the inclusion This seminar is designed to enlighten students on critical issues in researchof the course / module in the design. This will help them to prepare their research proposal. This is a coreprogramme course for PhD in Business Administration.Semester and Year Offered Alternate semesterStatus CoreLevel DoctorateProposed Start Date On-going since 2007Batch of Student to be Current StudentsAffected Face to Face Consultation Presentation Lecturer Total Guided and Independent LearningTotal Student LearningTime (SLT) Guided = 46 28 12 6 Ind. Learning = 85 Total = 131
Credit Value (hours) 3Pre-requisites (if any) NoneCo-requisites (if any) None This course is intended to equip postgraduate students with research tools andCourse Objectives processes that can assist them in the preparation of research proposals that may eventually lead to successful completion of their dissertations. This course expects to provide students with the: 1. Identify research problems 2. Develop and formulate researchable questions 3. Identify the appropriate literature 4. Carry out a critical evaluation of literature reviewLearning Outcomes 5. Analyse, summarise and integrate the literature. 6. Identify the range of research methods and designs that could be used 7. Interpret and analyse the existing data sets using available software 8. Report and discuss on the outcomes of the early investigation exercise 9. Aware of the ethical issues and challenges in the research process Skills How they are developed Assessment method Communication Students will participate Lecture and skills weekly discussion Discussion Students are expected to Presentation present their proposal to Presentations Skills the class and faculty at the end of the semester Skills analyse critical Proposal: part 1 and Analytical Skills issues in management and 2 business Student will have to Planning & critically evaluate Proposal: part 1 and executing literature in area of 2 research projects interest Type of Assessment Description Consideration or examination by argument, Discussion comment, etc., esp. to explore solutions; informal debate. Students are encouraged to derive their ownTeaching-Learning / Discovery understanding of the issue being discussed on aassessment strategy weekly basis. Students are required to demonstrate their mastery of the issues introduced in the course Mastery learning by designing and developing a research proposal.
This course reviews the methods of conducting research. It covers major steps used for a research project, and students are then required to apply them to conduct research independently. Students are, therefore, exposed to philosophyCourse Synopsis of research, research process, literature review, hypothesis development, data collection, data analysis, writing proposals and reporting research. Classes will be conducted on lecture and discussion basis. Readings relevant for each topic will be assigned to students at least one week prior to each class session. All students are required to read the assigned readings and prepare notesMode of Delivery for discussion in the class. The lecturer will introduce the topic in class and then lead the discussion with active participation of the students based on the notes prepared by them. LO Method % 1, 2, 3, 4, PART ONE: PROPOSAL 40 5, 6 and 9Assessment Methods and 6, 7, 8 and PART TWO: PROPOSAL 40Type/Course Assessement 9State weightage of each type 4, 5, 6 and PRESENTATIONS 20of assessment. 8 TOTAL 100 Mapping of course / module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Programme Outcomes Learning Outcome of the course 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 √ √ √ √ 1. Identify research problems √ Develop and formulate researchable √ √ √ √ √ 2. questions √ √ √ √ √ 3. Identify the appropriate literature Carry out a critical evaluation of literature √ √ √ √ √ 4 review Analyse, summarise and integrate the √ √ √ √ √ 5 literature. Identify the range of research methods and √ √ √ 6 designs that could be used Interpret and analyse the existing data sets √ √ √ √ 7 using available software
Report and discuss on the outcomes of the √ √ √8 early investigation exercise 9 Aware of the ethical issues and challenges √ √ √ √ in the research process Content outline of the course / module and the SLT per topic Task/Reading Weeks Topics Learning Hours (author/page) 1 Research Philosophy and 6.1 Cooper & Schindler (1-2) Research in Islamic economics Salkind: 1(1-14) Lester and Lester: 1(1-8) McQueen & Knussen: 1(1-23) International Center for Research in Islamic Economics Research Process and research 10.1 Cooper & Schindler (3) 2 topic Dees: 1,3 (1-11, 30-55) Rudestam & Newton: 1-3, 5 (3-51, 75- 90) 3 and 4 Quantitative Research methods 20.2 McQueen & Knussen: 2-5 (24-195) Rudestam & Newton: 6-7 (103-175 5 Qualitative Research methods & 10.1 Cooper & Schindler ((8-9) Searching literature and data McQueen & Knussen: 6 (196-214) collection Dees: 2, 4-5 (15-29, 57-117) 6 Reading for research 10.1 Peters: 1-8 (1-109) Hart: 3 (44-78) 7 and 8 Technical writing 19.6 Pearsall: 1-7 (1-76) Bailey, Powell and Shuttleworth: 1-16 (1-139) Peters: 9-10 (113-44) Dees: 7-8 (131-1770) Hart: 5 (109-141) Rudestam & Newton: 9, 11 (197-222, 255-64) McQueen & Knussen: 7 (215-40)9 and 10 Literature review of research 19 Cooper: 1 (7-18) proposal Hart: 1-2, 7 (1-43, 172-208) Rudestam & Newton: 4 (55-74)11 and 12 Effective use of personal 19 Rudestam & Newton: 10 (223-254) computer and internet for Dochartaigh: 1-9 (6-219) research Schlein: 2-3, 5, 10-12 (21-59, 97-113, 195-249) Stein: 24 (267-282)
13 and 14 Presentation (Projects) 17 TOTAL 131 Required references supporting the courseCooper, Donald R. And Pamela S. Schindler (20011). Business Research Methods. 11th Edition.McGraw-Hill International Edition. Recommended references supporting the courseCooper, H. M. (1989). Integrating research: a guide for literature reviews. Newbury Park: Sage PublicationsMcQueen, R. A. & Christina, K. (2002). Research Methods for Social Science: A Practical Introduction.Harlow (England): Prentice-HallDees, R. (1997). Writing the modern research paper (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.Hart, C. (1998). Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Imagination. London: SagePublicationsInternational Center for Research in Islamic Economics. (1985). Guidelines for Key Issues in IslamicEconomics, Jeddah: King Abdul Aziz University.Lester, J. D. & James, L. Jr. (2002) Writing research papers: a complete guide (10th ed.). New York: Longman.Pearsall, T. E. (2001). Elements of Technical Writing (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.Peeters, J. (1991). Elements of Critical Reading. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company Rudestam, K. E., & Rae, R. N. (2001). Surviving Your dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.Salkind, N. J. (2000). Exploring Research (4th ed.). New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.Schlein, A. (2000). Find It Online: A complete Guide to Online Research (2nd ed.). Tempe: Facts on Demand.Stein, S. (1999). Learning, teaching and researching on the internet: a practical guide for social scientists. NewYork: Longman