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Gold Coast
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
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Session1,2,3
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Session1,2,3
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Session1,2,3
SydneyN/A
Session1,2,3

Unit description

Enables students to undertake an analysis of a business, industry or social problem or opportunity which students undertake at a substantially independent level in this 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 business solutions and research implications.

Unit content

  • What is industry research?
  • Identifying problems for research
  • Reviewing literature to inform research approach 
  • Designing a research project
  • Understanding data analysis
  • Developing quantitative research tools
  • Developing qualitative research tools
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Reporting to industry
  • Actioning research

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1independently identify and justify business / industry related problems or issues worthy of investigation
2produce and present proposals outlining research project plans for critical review
3analyse organisational problems and provide recommendations that are evidence-based
4provide a professional documented report relevant to selected stakeholders.

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

  1. independently identify and justify business / industry related problems or issues worthy of investigation
  2. produce and present proposals outlining research project plans for critical review
  3. analyse organisational problems and provide recommendations that are evidence-based
  4. provide a professional documented report relevant to selected stakeholders.

Prescribed texts

  • Hair, JF (Jr.), Celsi, M, Money, A, Samouel, P & Page, M, 2016, The Essentials of Business Research Methods, 3rd edn, Taylor & Francis, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-0-765-64613-2.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report50%
Presentation35%
Short written response15%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report50%
Presentation35%
Short written response15%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report50%
Presentation35%
Short written response15%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report50%
Presentation35%
Short written response15%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report50%
Presentation35%
Short written response15%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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