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Semester and Year Offered: Semester I in Year I
Course Coordinator and Team: Kalindi Maheshwari
Email of course coordinator: Kalindi[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in
Aim: By highlighting the methodological and theoretical assumptions ofdifferent approaches to research in management studies, the course will help participants understand the various perspectives to reality and how our knowledge of reality shapes our interpretation of it. The choice of methodology is shaped by the research paradigm and influences the research process and outcomes. An understanding of the research paradigms will inculcate the right values in the researchers to adopt the most appropriate method of data collection and analysis.
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
Unit 1: Introduction to Research
Reality, knowledge and research; core concepts of research; the research onion; types of research; ontology; epistemology and methodology; the logic of scientific reasoning; elements of logical analysis; validity and truth; deductive and inductive reasoning.
Unit 2: Research Paradigms
Research paradigms and their impact on research methods; different research paradigms; difference between the natural and social sciences; theoretical perspectives - objectivism versus subjectivism
Unit 3: An Integrated Overview
Interpreting the research process through an understanding of research paradigms; Personalising the research process and experience; foundations of the research problem formulation
Unit 4: Management research in the social sciences
Interdisciplinary nature of management research; philosophical challenges; disseminating management research; applied research - research and its impact on the practice of management; politics in management knowledge and ethical issues
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