Research Methods for Accounting and Finance module (BU32003)
An introduction to the principles and methods involved in conducting research in accounting and finance.
The module will provide you with an introduction to research in accounting and finance.
We cover a range of key elements, including the structure and content of a literature review, data collection techniques, ethics and plagiarism checks in research and theories in accounting and finance.
This module will also introduce you to a variety of research methods in these areas, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
What you will study
In this module, you will learn to:
- develop your understanding of the methodologies and methods appropriate to conducting academic research in accounting and finance;
- develop your ability to synthesise and critically engage with literature from a variety of sources in the field of accounting and finance;
- gain skills needed to prepare for the possibility of undertaking a dissertation or research project in the area of accounting or finance during your 4th year of study.
The dissertation is an optional year-long 30 credit module available to honours BAcc accounting and finance students entering their fourth year.
Assignments / assessment
One-hour online class test: 20%
Two-hour written final exam: 80%
Teaching methods / timetable
|1||Research in accounting & finance|
|2||Theory & research design|
|4||Collecting and using data|
|5||Secondary data: quantitative approaches|
|8||Content and discourse analysis|
|9||Primary data analysis: questionnaires and interviews|
This module is available on following courses: