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Getting the most out of your learning

As this might be your first time studying with Coventry University, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of the experience. Comments FutureLearn is …

Review of the week

Congratulations on completing Week 2. This week we have looked at: Understanding what a research question is Developing a research question The importance of a research question Refining a research …

Refining the research question

What should a research question be? Burns and Grove (2011) outline that a research question is clear, interrogative and relevant, therefore pertaining to the research topic that you have chosen. …

What is a research question?

If you think back to the research cycle we looked at earlier in the course, you will remember that identifying a research topic is the initial stage of a project. …

Review of the week

Thank you for joining us for this first week of Systematic Literature Review: An Introduction. This week we have: Introduced the key themes of this course Defined the systematic literature …

Scoping literature reviews

Another type of literature review is a scoping review, which includes information from journal articles, textbooks and grey literature (Peterson et al. 2017), such as government reports and policy documents. …

Narrative literature reviews

So far, we’ve explored what a systematic review is but it is useful to know about other types of literature review. A narrative literature review is fairly broad, as it …

The importance for business

Systematic reviews were first used within the medical field (Mallett et al. 2012). Their use has since spread into many fields, including business. For around three decades, the British government …

What is a systematic literature review?

Broadly speaking, a systematic literature review is a type of review that collects multiple research studies and summarises them to answer a research question using rigorous methods (Gough, Oliver, and …

Identifying the research topic

In this step, we’ll explore methods of identifying research topics. Why do we do research in business? In business, it is important to conduct research for multiple reasons. These may …

The business plan

The role of planning in success is well regarded by many famous historical figures. Take the artist, Pablo Picasso, for example: Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle …

Learning at Coventry University

At Coventry University, we’re committed to a supportive, flexible and dynamic approach that puts the learner firmly at the heart of everything we do. Thanks to our partnership with FutureLearn, …

The research cycle

There are multiple stages in the process of conducting a research project. Understanding the research cycle is extremely helpful in terms of comprehending the structure of research articles. The video …

Introducing research questions

In this video, Ella Hatton, assistant lecturer in the Business and Occupational Psychology team at Coventry University, reflects on what a research question is and why it is so important. …