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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: