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Research Methodology

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho n.º 10361/2016 - 17/08/2016

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 TP , Cód. 39256.

Lecturer
- Célio Gonçalo Cardoso Marques (1)(2)
- Daniel Ferreira de Oliveira (2)

(1) Docente Responsável
(2) Docente que lecciona

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
The main objective of this course is to provide the contact with a variety of theoretical and methodological assumptions that serve as a basis for the development of investigative processes leading to the development of a research project.

Program
a) The nature of scientific research;
b) Paradigms in research: positivist, interpretive and sociocrítico;
c) Research methodologies;
d) Methods/research plans;
e) The formulation of a problem, the research question and the respective hypothesis;
f) Review of the literature;
g) Information sources for research in family business management;
h) Data collection techniques: selection and triangulation;
i) Data collection tools: development and validation;
j) Collection, treatment and analysis of data;
k) Ethical Aspects to be considered in a scientific study;
l) Organization and formal writing of a scientific document.

Evaluation Methodology
The knowledge acquired will be assessed through an individual research work in continuous assessment and exame (100%).

Bibliography
- Barañano, A. (2004). Métodos e técnicas de investigação em Gestão. Manual de apoio à realização de trabalhos de investigação. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo.
- Bell, E. e Bryman, A. (2007). Business Research Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Johnson, P. e Gill, J. (2002). Research Methods for Managers. London: Sage.
- Myers, M. (2013). Qualitative Research in Business and Management. London: Sage.
- Yin, R. (2008). Case Study Research. Design and Methods. London: Sage.

Teaching Method
Teaching/learning methodologies involve theoretical presentations, practical problem solving, demonstrations, discussions and tutorials.

Software used in class
- Microsoft Word;
- Microsoft Excel;
- Web 2.0 tools;
- Mendeley;
- SPSS;
- Plagiarism detection software;
- Moodle.

 

 

 


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