Gold CoastSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3

Unit description

Continues to progress the research process introduced in the unit Engineering, Infrastructure and Asset Management (EIAM) Research Project 1 by developing and applying an evidence-based research design. Participants will create an industry-accessible publication that reports on the research process and elaborates on the business solutions and/or research implications.

Unit content

Review of research tools

Quantitative analysis

Qualitative analysis

Mixed methods 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • E-book available through SCU library (http://scu.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/patron/ FullRecord.aspx?p=2166415 ): Yin, RK, 2016, Qualitative Research From Start to Finish, The Guildford Press, New York. ISBN: 9781606237014.
  • E-book available through SCU library (http://scu.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/patron/ FullRecord.aspx?p=2166415 ):: Creswell, JW, 2014, Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, 4th edn, Sage, Thousand Oaks. ISBN: 991000537930402368.
  • E-book of prescribed text available through SCU Library: http://scu.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=2166415: Hair Jr., JF, Celsi, M, Money, A, Samouel, P & Page, M, 2016, The Essentials of Business Research Methods, 3rd edn, Taylor & Francis, New York. ISBN: 9781606237014.

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

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

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 8 hours per day (Every second week)
Research Instrument20%
Preliminary findings and discussion - Draft of the respective report sections30%

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