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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Decision-Making and Research
UoS Code MKTG6202
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Marketing and Graduate Certificate of Marketing
Lectures 1x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment major assignment (40%), class quizzes (5%), minor assignment (15%), group presentation (15%), final exam (25%)
Description This unit explains the various sources of bias that can influence decision-making and provides strategies to improve the quality of business decisions. Understanding and using marketing information is an essential task for marketing decision-makers. However, despite very large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data being available from both primary and secondary sources, concerns exist over much of its quality and how to combine these different sources into a useful stream of information that helps decision makers make better decisions throughout the product lifecycle. The marketing planning cycle is used as the structure for this unit to explore how data can be turned into actionable marketing information. Students also learn how to assess information requirements, plan data collection and assess data quality.