Research methodology


Consider that you are exploring the role of epistemology in research and the philosophical assumptions that provide insight into management research. You are gaining an understanding of how your own philosophical assumptions can influence your research and even the process of selecting a problem or issue to study. In this assignment, assume you are asked to begin to generate a broadly specified topic along the line of ‘local procurement as a means a mining company can use to boost its social acceptance within a remote area’ which will later guide you formulate the topic for your management dissertation project. For the start, you are required to think about some of the key parameters that may influence your choice of topic and to communicate initial ideas to the module Instructor for comment.


You should address each of the following points:

1) Outline the general management topic or problem that you plan to address in your dissertation. Fill the following guideline.

1. Aim, objectives, justification and feasibility of the dissertation
2. Literature review
List a minimum of 10 sources of academic information
3. Research methodology and methods
4. References

2) Explain how your selection of the topic or problem is influenced by your epistemological perspective(s).

Write it concisely.