Courses Catalogue

Research Methods

COURSE CODE: UCC 2102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Business Administration (Finance and Banking), Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

§  Introduction to research

§  Research variables

§  The problem (identifying, selecting, perspectives)

§  Review of related studies (Type of literature, review, purpose of review and scope of review)

§  Research design, Methods and Procedures (Methodology): Type and nature of research design and their justification, the parent population, sampling techniques, sample size, Instruments for data collection, methods of data analysis

§  Analysis and presentation of research findings

§  Discussion, conclusion and recommendations

§  Referencing

§  Plagiarism and other key issues to avoid when carrying out research

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes