Catalogue 2016 - 2017

MAN 645 Methods of Organizational Research


3 cr.


Graduate standing.

Course Description

This course introduces students to various quantitative and qualitative research methods used to study organizational life. The intent of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the underlying philosophies and approaches pursued by organizational researchers and different methodological approaches for investigating organizational research questions. Key learning outcomes include: different approaches to organizational research and their underlying philosophical assumptions, methodologies suitable for investigating different types of research questions, the meaning of important statistical indicators featured in quantitative analyses, the main features of different qualitative methods, and the ability to evaluate organizational research in published studies.