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This course is designed as an advanced level course for students intending to complete the fourth year Honours program in the areas of Employment and Management. It examines the philosophical foundations of the various approaches and the contributions of basic social science disciplines to the study of employment and management studies. The course will provide students with research philosophy, strategy, design, and execution skills.
Topics include disciplinary perspectives on employment and management, the foundations of social science and competing paradigms used in research, identifying research topic, strategy, design and a variety of research methods - case study and field research, comparative method, historical analysis, interviewing, focus groups, survey design and analysis.