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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Provides an advanced understanding of quantitative research methods and the appropriate statistical procedures for the analysis of data obtained from various research designs. The unit also provides an understanding of the statistical computer program necessary to undertake such analysis.

Unit content

Covers the following areas of business research methodology:

Topic 1: Elements of scientific research

Topic 2: Quantitative research design 

Topic 3: Quantitative data collection

Topic 4: Quantitative data analysis 

Topic 5: Descriptive statistics

Topic 6: Univariate analyses

Topic 7: Analyses of difference between two variables

Topic 8: Measures of association between two variables

Topic 9: Multiple linear regression

Topic 10: Logistic regression

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
1apply the range of methodologies appropriate to quantitative researchEthical practice
2develop research questions and conduct hypothesis testingEthical practice
3apply various sampling and measuring techniques and issues associated with quantitative research designsEthical practice
4conduct, interpret and present in an academic and practitioner context a variety of quantitative analyses for different research questionsIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
5demonstrate literacy skills to assist in reviewing, understanding and assessing published research in your specific field.Intellectual rigourLifelong learning

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

  1. apply the range of methodologies appropriate to quantitative research
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. develop research questions and conduct hypothesis testing
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. apply various sampling and measuring techniques and issues associated with quantitative research designs
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. conduct, interpret and present in an academic and practitioner context a variety of quantitative analyses for different research questions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate literacy skills to assist in reviewing, understanding and assessing published research in your specific field.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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