The purpose of this course is to equip students with the necessary skills to undertake a scientific research in business. Its content covers: Meaning and purpose of research, types of research, basic and applied research, quantitative and qualitative research, cross-sectional and longitudinal research; the scientific research process; identifying a research problem, stating the research problem, purpose, objectives, hypothesis/research questions, significance of the study, limitation of the study, literature review, source of information and qualities of a good  literature review, Methodology: research design, population and sampling methods, developing research instrument, piloting/pretesting, data collection procedures – primary versus secondary data, plans for data analysis and interpretation; data management, data analysis: tools of qualitative and quantitative statistical analysis, interpretation, conclusions and recommendations; issues in research quality – reliability, objectivity, validity; writing the research proposal and report.

Prerequisite: MGMT220 and MGMT221