Develops the student’s understanding of business and social science research methods. It examines how the collection, analysis and interpretation of data inform business decision-making. The unit prepares students to undertake an independent research project.
Topic 1: The research process
Topic 2: Initiating a research project
Topic 3: The literature review: Purpose and process
Topic 4: Designing a research project: The influence of research paradigms
Topic 5: Designing a research project: Choosing a research design
Topic 6: Quantitative research methods
Topic 7: Qualitative research methods
Topic 8: Designing a research project: The role of human ethics
Topic 9: Sampling: Principles and practices
Topic 10: Introduction to quantitative data analysis
Topic 11: Introduction to qualitative data analysis
Topic 12: Reporting research: Written and oral approaches
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||develop and apply knowledge of the research process||Ethical practice|
|2||formulate a suitable research aim and associated research objectives for an independent scholarly inquiry||Creativity|
|3||evaluate critically the research of others||Cultural competence|
|4||apply knowledge of basic qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis||Ethical practice|
|5||prepare a detailed and well-justified research proposal||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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