CMI Unit 713 Applied Research for Strategic Leaders
Undertaking meaningful research can unlock solutions to complex organisational problems. It can also enable new opportunities to be explored, which impacts on the development of new products, services and support for customers and stakeholders.
About this course
The aim of this unit is to enable strategic leaders to develop an evidence- based understanding of applied research methods and the ways research can be conducted scientifically, ethically and legally in an organisational context. The unit will support strategic leaders to become producers of applied research, with the ability to generate new knowledge, based on the practical challenges of the workplace. The aim is to facilitate strategic decision making, and ultimately add value to the organisation.
- Understand the research process
Know how to develop a research proposal of strategic benefit
1.1 Critically appraise the role of applied research in strategic leadership
1.2 Consider the impact of research philosophies on work-based investigation
1.3 Discuss the principles of research methodologies and design in an organisational context
2.1 Formulate the research question and aims for a research proposal of strategic benefit to an organisation
2.2 Critically review a range of literature to inform the research proposal
2.3 Develop the research design for the proposal