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Research Methods for Finance and Investment

Please note that the following information may be subject to change.

Module Convenor:  Jamie Wardman

Module Content:
Part 1: Introduction to quantitative methods (compulsory). This part of the module will teach students concepts in Matrix Algebra, Optimisation, Statistical Distribution Theory and Regression Analysis

Part 2: Introduction to qualitative research (compulsory). This part of the module will be concerned with epistemological issues as well as the collection and analysis of qualitative data.

Module Aims:
To instil familiarity with and understanding of key techniques of quantitative and
qualitative analysis. To improve accessibility of research material such as journal
articles. To provide basic skills in support of both other modules taught on the MSc
Programme and dissertation research involving quantitative and qualitative analysis

Module Assessment:
Quantitative: Group Project (3,000 words) (50%); Qualitative: Individual Coursework (3,000 words) (50%)


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