Fundamentals of Research and the Philosophies of Science (previously MK912)

GSM DS 906

This course focuses on the philosophy of science and the practice of business academics. It develops an understanding of where the study of business falls within the philosophy of science. After reviewing the historical underpinnings of scientific theory development and scientific methodology, it compares and contrasts different approaches to business scholarship from empiricism to post modernism and examines what it is that makes some research interesting and important. Although some of the examples will be taken from the marketing literature, the inquiry will be broad enough to accommodate all business disciplines. The second half of the course is devoted to an examination of how theory is developed and can be evaluated, as well as an exploration of the many different approaches to empirical research including the requirements of, and threats to, the various forms of validity inherent in each. A portion of the class includes involvement in research seminars, participation with the Universities seminars on research compliance and participating in ongoing research as a research assistant

FALL 2013 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Kaufmann SMG ARR R 9:30 am-12:30 pm

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