Pretty easy, overall.
This course is very important because students can learn about all the activities carried out from submitting a business research proposal to the submission of research report. We also had to submit a research proposal at the end of the semester and got a hands on experience of preparing a business research proposal. As the students need to go for either an internship or a thesis work in the final semester this course can help them to teach the "know-how" to carry out a business research in a proper manner.
I learned about the whole process of carrying out a business research from proposal submission to report submission. The contents of a research proposal, the best practices of carrying out various types of research, choosing the suitable research methods, the do's and don'ts of research activities, the time and study required, resources required and at disposal, in short I learned a lot about the total process of business research. Finally, I had to prepare a unique business proposal and submit it, which gave me the actual feeling and hands on experience of starting a business research process.
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Advice for students:
You have to study at least 10 to 20 research proposals to get the real idea, but, the more the better. If you can try to go through some complete business research reports. When submitting your own research proposal try to come up with a unique proposal, do not just copy paste it from the internet. If you do so, you will actually end up learning nothing, which in will make it really hard it for you when you go for a real life business research for your PhD or something. So, try to take as much idea as possible from the course about business research, try to be unique with your proposal and spend enough time and effort for doing the background study.