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Study Period1,2,3,4,5,6
Study Period1,2,3,4,5,6

Unit description

Enables students to undertake analysis of a business, industry or social problem or opportunity at a substantially independent level in this (Part A) capstone research unit. Through learning, developing and applying an evidence-based research design, students create an industry-accessible publication that reports on the research process and elaborates on the business solutions and/or research implications.

Unit content

Part A of the Industry Research Project Unit enables students to design a research project. The project is executed and completed in Part B of Industry Research Project. The topics covered in Part A include:

  • What is industry research? 
  • Identifying problems for research
  • Reviewing literature to inform research approach
  • Designing a research project
  • Developing Quantitative Research Tools
  • Developing Qualitative Research Tools

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Identify and justify business/industry related problems or issues worthy of investigationIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2Create and present an ethical and achievable research design based on justifiable and evidence-based methodsIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3Critically review and synthesise literature with regard to relevant research problems and opportunitiesIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4Develop, pilot and apply critical research tools that have the potential to solicit required data to analyse a given problem.Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify and justify business/industry related problems or issues worthy of investigation
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Create and present an ethical and achievable research design based on justifiable and evidence-based methods
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. Critically review and synthesise literature with regard to relevant research problems and opportunities
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. Develop, pilot and apply critical research tools that have the potential to solicit required data to analyse a given problem.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • E-book available through SCU library (http://scu.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=2166415 ): Hair, JF (Jr), Celsi, M, Money, A, Samouel, P & Page, M, 2016, The Essentials of Business Research Methods, 3rd edn, Taylor & Francis, New York. ISBN: 978-0-765-64613-2.

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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