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 research? & Identifying research problems and opportunities
  • Reviewing previous research literature
  • Designing a research project
  • Understanding data analysis
  • Developing Qualitative Research Tools
  • Developing Quantitative 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 1

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

Study Period 2

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

Study Period 3

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

Study Period 4

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

Study Period 5

  • E-book available through SCU library (http://scu.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=2166415 ): Joe F. Hair Jr., Mary Celsi, Arthur Money, Philip Samouel, Michael Page, 2016, The Essentials of Business Research Methods, 3rd edn, Taylor & Francis, New York. ISBN: 978-0-765-64613-2.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Research Proposal50%
Literature review35%
Short written response15%
Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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