BUSM 7075 Philosophical Foundations of Business Research
Credit Points 20
Legacy Code 200743
Coordinator Terrence Sloan Opens in new window
Description This unit aims to develop a deeper understanding of the theoretical traditions in business research, the philosophy of science that informs research and the methodological approaches in business research. We discuss in depth the assumptions behind two major paradigms: The deductive (quantitative) and the inductive (qualitative) paradigms.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 20cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
- Explain the characteristics of doctoral study and scholarly research;
- Reflect on, explain and share the philosophical and practical differences of major research paradigms;
- Critically assess what constitutes a theoretical contribution;
- Critically assess the different methodological approaches in business research;
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill to produce their own significant contribution to professional business practice and theory.
Philosophy of scholarly research in business
Epistemological and ontological differences of major research paradigms;
Differences in methodological approaches in business research;