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Republic of the Philippines

Taguig City University


THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Gen. Santos Ave., Central Bicutan, Taguig City

Course Syllabus

BUSINESS RESEARCH AND


SCIENTIFIC WRITING
3 units

1st Semester, A.Y. 2018-2019

COURSE CODE: FBA 201

SCHEDULE & ROOM: Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Room 210


Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Room 211

PROFESSOR: Marlon B. Raquel

EMAIL ADDRESS: tfvcdbaa@gmail.com

REFERENCE BOOK: Any book in research and statistics

REQUIREMENT: Laptop or desktop with installed SPSS software

CLASS WEBSITE: http://www.tcumba.weebly.com

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course concerns an advanced level of understanding of principles and methods


of business research and scientific writing. It deals with the study of the planning,
collection, and analysis of data relevant to business decision making and communicating
the results of this analysis to management. It further deals with the function which the
consumers, customers, and public to the management through information that is used
to identify and define business opportunities and problems; generate, refine, and evaluate
business actions; monitor business performance and improve understanding of
management as a process.

Graduate studies require intensive paper works, therefore, it is expected that each
student shall strive to meet all the required coursework requirements.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

This course enables the learners to prepare a research paper that can be presented in a
local or international conference and possibly get it published in a research journal.

At the end of the semester, the student will be able to:

1. Understand the nature and importance of business research;


2. Apply appropriate statistical tools and techniques in conducting research;
3. Produce a business research;
4. Present the research paper in a local and/or international conference.

COURSE OUTLINE:

TENTATIVE TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENTS


DATE
August 26, 2018 Discussion of Syllabus None

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH Submit a draft


RESEARCH TITLE,
September 2, The Nature of Research CONCEPTUAL
2018 Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research FRAMEWORK,
Different Types of Research STATEMENT OF THE
Types of Variables PROBLEM AND
Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics SURVEY
QUESTIONNAIRE.

Chapter I
THE PROBLEM AND ITS Submit an
BACKGROUND approved/edited
RESEARCH TITLE,
September 9, Introduction CONCEPTUAL
2018 Background of the Study FRAMEWORK, and
Theoretical Framework STATEMENT OF THE
Conceptual Framework PROBLEM AND
Statement of the Problem SURVEY
Research Hypotheses QUESTIONNAIRE.
Significance of the Study
Scope and Limitation of the Study
Definition of Terms

Chapter II
REVIEW OF RELATED
LITERATURE AND STUDIES

Foreign Literature Submit Chapter I.


September 16, Local Literature
2018 Foreign Studies
Local Studies
Synthesis
Seminar 1: A Beginner’s Guide to
Using IBM SPSS Software

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Chapter III
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Submit Chapter II.

Research Design 1st SPSS Assignment


Research Locale and Respondents of
September 23, the Study 1. Set up a code book
2018 Population Frame and Sampling and data file
Techniques 2. Learn descriptive
Research Instrument statistics
Validation of the Survey 3. Learn how to do basic
Questionnaire graphs
Data Gathering Procedures
Statistical Treatment of Data
Univariate Analysis
Bivariate Analysis
Multivariate Analysis

September 30, Chapter IV


2018 PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS, AND Submit Chapter III.
INTERPRETATION OF DATA

Chapter V Submit revised Chapters


SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, I-III.
October 7, 2018 CONCLUSION AND
RECOMMENDATIONS 2nd SPSS Assignment

1. Do cross-tabulations.
2. Use chi-square.

3rd SPSS assignment


October 14 & 21, DATA GATHERING STAGE
2018 1. Run Pearson
correlations.
2. Do t-test and ANOVA.

October 28, 2018 DATA GATHERING STAGE None

4th SPSS assignment

1. Run regression
November 4, 2018 DATA GATHERING STAGE analysis.
2. Run other statistical
analyses.

November 11, Seminar 2: How To Write a Submit draft of the


2018 Research Article for Journal research paper.
Publication

November 18 &
25, 2018 CONSULTATIONS None

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December 2, Submit the revised and final research paper.
2018
December 9, PRESENTATIONS OF RESEARCH PAPERS
2018
December 16, PRESENTATIONS OF RESEARCH PAPERS
2018

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Individual SPSS Outputs (20%): From time to time, I will give you assignments where
you will conduct short surveys. These surveys must be processed in SPSS software.
These outputs must be printed and submitted during the assigned sessions.

Chapters 1-3 (10%): Each student shall prepare the first three chapters of a typical
research paper.

Two Seminars (20%): The class shall organize two seminars during the semester. Your
professor in Business Research shall be the resource speaker. It will be the responsibility
of the class to prepare for the program and budgetary requirements for certificates, food,
and other expenses. Likewise, invitations to graduate students (MBA, MPA, MSCJ, and
MAEd) shall be sent to respective programs. They shall serve as our audience for the two
seminars. An approval must be secured from the Graduate School prior to holding such
seminars. Professional fee for the resource speaker is waived.

Individual Research Paper (30%): Your research project is unique because you will
collaborate with your professor in this subject. The goal is to produce a research article
that can be presented in a local or international conference.

Attendance (20%) – As an MBA student, you are expected to demonstrate your


knowledge in business research. Likewise, this goal will not be fully utilized if your
attendance is erratic. Being present in our class sessions means having the opportunity
to share your knowledge with your classmates.

Other reminders:

1. Attendance – Your attendance will be checked by affixing your signatures on the class
card. Please do not forget to sign. If you cannot attend the class, you have to inform me
in advance.

2. Consultations – Please do not hesitate to approach me for questions and clarifications


regarding course requirements and other class matters.

3. Syllabus – This syllabus is subject to change. Dates are tentative but we shall strive
to finish all course topics covered, discuss the assigned readings, and accomplish all
requirements within the semester.

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