Research Methods for HRM (957N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Learn how to collect, analyse, interpret and write up a wide range of data, including:

  • qualitative data (such as interviews)
  • quantitative data (such as questionnaire surveys)
  • secondary data (such as company documents or industry reports).

You study the rationale behind a variety of research methods, and discover why particular approaches may be appropriate in different circumstances.

You also learn how to design a research project - from your initial idea through to creating research questions, reviewing previous research in the field, designing your research approach, data collection and analysis.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: