2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Business Research Methods|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Prerequisites||24 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program 12 unit program (72 credit points) with a grade average of at least 80% OR 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program 16 unit program (96 credit points) with a grade average of at least 80%.|
|Assessment||Conceptual essay (50%); Business analysis report (50%)|
|Description||This is one of three units (2 of 6 credit points, one of 12 credit points) that together (total of 24 credit points) provide outstanding students in the Commerce program with the opportunity to develop and complete a supervised research dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, or equivalent, on an approved topic within the domain of business/commerce/management on either a full-time or part-time basis. Admission to the dissertation stream requires an average grade of at least 80% in a minimum of four Commerce program units, interview by the Associate Dean Postgraduate, and a formal dissertation proposal agreed to by a nominated supervisor and the Associate Dean Postgraduate. Final approval will depend on the nature of the proposed topic and the availability of appropriate supervisory expertise. This unit must be taken in conjunction with BUSS6999 Business Research Presentation, and equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement scholarly research projects in the business domain. Topics/tools covered include: research ethics, epistemological frameworks, research design, sampling, methods, survey development, focus groups and other qualitative research methods, survey analysis, experimental research, descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, and thesis writing. Depending on the nature of their research project, students may choose to focus on a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approach.|