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MGMT8039 - Consultancy and Research

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Title:Consultancy and Research
Long Title:Consultancy and Research Metho
Module Code:MGMT8039
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DON CROWLEY
Module Author:  
Module Description: This module contains advanced consultancy methods based on the action research model and organisational development models.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Initiate a consultancy and arrive at an agreed problem definition shared by all stakeholders.
LO2 Negotiate a path to implement an agreed solution
LO3 Use qualitative research methods to gather data and facilitate agreement on interpretation.
LO4 Present solution scenarios and implementation strategies.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Consultancy process
Engaging stakeholders, building trust, power issues, Perception and roles,problem definition and power.
Team building and Communication
Team building skills and how to train them.
Qualitative Research
Constructivism and Narrative, Symbolist and Semiotic approaches.
Qualitative Data Analysis
Transcription, Context and Narrative structure.
Solution and implementation
How to facilitate the creation of possible solution scenarios and their implementation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay The consultation process:assumptions and requirements 1 50.0 Week 5
Written Report Solution scenarios and implementation. 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture & workshops 6.5 Every Month 1.63
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed Study 5.37 Every Week 5.37
Total Hours 11.87
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.99
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.63
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture & workshops 6.5 Every Month 1.63
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed Study 5.37 Every Week 5.37
Total Hours 11.87
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.99
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.63
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David Coghlan, Teresa Brannik 2005, Doing Action Research in your Organisation, 2nd Ed., all, Sage Publications London [ISBN: ISBN: 1-4129-0247-9]
  • Mark Balnaves and Peter Caputi, Introduction to quantitative research methods, 1st Ed., all, Sage Thousand Oaks California [ISBN: ISBN: 0761968040]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BHRMN_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management 7 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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