Advanced Business Research Methods – BUSI 710

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An overview of the assumptions, theories and processes of qualitative and quantitative contemporary applied business research methods, with an emphasis on blending them to investigate practice-anchored research problems.

Prerequisite

BUSI 700 (may be taken concurrently)

Rationale

Applied doctoral research projects often require the use of both quantitative and qualitative statistical methods to ensure the reliability and validity of the results being presented. This course provides the student with an understanding and ability to explore the theoretical and practical application of statistics, through the use of Excel, in preparation for his or her final applied doctoral research project.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between the different methods of research (Analysis, DBA PLO 1).
  2. Choose appropriate alternatives based upon research data (Evaluation, DBA PLO 2).
  3. Formulate a research plan (Evaluation, DBA PLO 3).
  4. Construct a Thematic Integration of Faith and Learning Paper which integrates course concepts with a biblical worldview (Synthesis, DBA PLO 4).

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (5)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, this course requires 5 distinct discussion forums. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in the Course Content section of Blackboard.

Projects (3)

This course requires 3 distinct projects. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in the Course Content section of Blackboard.

Concept Paper

This course requires a concept paper that incorporates feedback and compiles various activities previously done in the course. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in the Course Content section of Blackboard.