AI2126 Business Research Methods 7.5 credits

Business Research Methods

Part 1

Business research strategies

Research designs

Planning a research project and formulating research questions

Getting Started: reviewing the literature

Ethics in business research

Part 2

The nature of quantitative research

Sampling

Structured interviewing

Self-completion questionnaires

Asking questions

Secondary analysis and official statistics

Quantitative data analysis

Using SPSS/LISREL
Part 3

The nature of qualitative research

Breaking down the quantitative/qualitative divide

Combining quantitative and qualitative research

 Internet research methods

Writing up business research

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Part 1

Business research strategies

  Research designs

  Planning a research project and formulating   research questions

Getting Started: reviewing the literature

  Ethics in business research

Part 2

The nature of quantitative research

Sampling

Structured interviewing

Self-completion questionnaires

Asking questions

Secondary analysis and official statistics

Quantitative data analysis

 Using SPSS/LISREL
Part 3

The nature of qualitative research

Breaking down the quantitative/qualitative divide

Combining quantitative and qualitative research

 Internet research methods

Writing up business research

Intended learning outcomes *

The course will provide essential guidance on the practice of business research and how to carry out a small-scale research project or dissertation for the first time.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

Advanced Issues in Real Estate Economics. It will be preferable if students have already used this course to identify and review an issue they want to research on.

Equipment

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Literature

Bryman and Bell (2007), Business Research Methods, Oxford University Press.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Course Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Research proposalDissertation planExam

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Björn Berggren

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Business and Financial Systems

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Masters thesis/dissertation

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.