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TMGT 8102 - Applied Research Methods

Technology Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This course covers the issues, skills and instruments of both the producer and the consumer of research in the field of technology management. The main emphasis in the course will be on the effective application of practical qualitative approaches, and there will be opportunities to examine quantitative approaches [e.g., descriptive and inferential statistics] as well. Course content will be supplemented with contemporary case studies and exercises that will provide the opportunity to analyze and evaluate published research within technical, business and management disciplines from a practical applied perspective.


Completion of at least three 7000 or 8000 level courses in the candidate’s technical specialty.




$599.87 - $616.73 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2016

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2016 term.

CRN 45319

Sun Jan 03 - Sat Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 26 Online



Course Outline





  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course forms part of the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree program. You can proceed to register for this NET course either on-line or by calling the Student Information and Enrolment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610. IMPORTANT COURSE MATERIAL INFORMATION: To obtain your course material, go to the following link: Your Username will be your student ID (A00 ?), Your Password will be the same as your MyBCIT Password. NOTE: Your course material will be available for downloading 3 days prior to the start of the course.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.


CRN 82601

Wed Jan 13 - Wed Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 30 Wed 18:30 - 22:15 BBY SW1 Rm. 2004


Mark Scivier

Course Outline





  1. This course forms part of the Bachelor of Technology in TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT degree program. You may proceed to register for this course online, or by contacting Student Information and Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610 Toll-Free (Canada and US only). NOTE: There will not be a face-2-face session on January 13, 2016 or March 16, 2016. Instructor will provide details on online alternatives for these two dates, on the first night of class. Please click on the following link for IMPORTANT DETAILED INFORMATION regarding this course. January 13 Virtual Class 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 hours) *** January 13-19 Discussion (0.5 hours)*** January 20 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) *** January 20-26 Discussion (0.5 hours) *** January 27 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) *** January 27-February 2 Discussion (0.5 hours) *** February 3 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) February 3-9 Discussion (0.5 hours) *** February 10 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) *** February 10-16 Discussion (0.5 hours) *** February 17 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) *** February 17-23 Discussion (0.5 hours) *** February 24 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) *** February 24-March 1 Discussion (0.5 hours) *** March 2 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) *** March 2-8 Discussion (0.5 hours) *** March 9 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) *** March 9-15 Discussion (0.5 hours) *** March 16 Virtual Class 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 hours) *** March 16-22 Discussion (0.5 hours) *** March 23 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) *** March 23-29 Discussion (1 hour) *** March 30 Classroom 6:00pm – 9:30pm (3.5 hours) ***

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the candidate will be able to:

  • explain the fundamental elements of research, analysis and test methods.
  • apply appropriate terminology commonly applied in professional research environments.
  • select and apply these elements to the need for solutions to practical problems encountered in the workplace.
  • distinguish between concepts of basic versus applied research, and explain the role of each in the workplace.
  • identify and analyze the distinguishing characteristics of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and be able to select the best approach under different real-world circumstances.
  • conduct and report on research projects with real significance and professional relevance to business needs.
  • explain the importance of research project planning, survey design, appropriateness of questions, practical research constraints, and application of alternatives based on the use of available data.
  • take action on research results where action is in fact called for by ensuring that the best possible information is provided to decision makers in the organization.
  • select the most appropriate methodology that demonstrates understanding of the complexity and diversity of applied research alternatives.
  • conduct and participate in focus group exercises to demonstrate fluency with selection, questioning and assessment of candidates.
  • plan, define and outline key elements of proposed research for the candidate's technology management graduation project.

Related Programs

TMGT 8102 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Technology Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Technology


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