2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
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|Organisational Research Methods|
|Prerequisites||40 credit points worth of units of study|
|Assumed Knowledge||You are assumed to have advanced knowledge in a business-related discipline and understand the nature of business organisations.|
|Lectures||1x 3 hour seminar per week|
|Assessment||pair seminar presentation (20%), applied research report (30%), and thesis proposal (50%)|
This unit develops the practical knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to undertake meaningful organisational research. By working through a series of real world problems faced in organisational settings and in the employment relationship, students learn how to better understand, study and address workplace issues. This is achieved in three ways. First, students learn how to translate organisational problems and issues into research-based questions. Second, students learn how to gather relevant information via interviews, observations, documents, and questionnaires. Finally, students receive hands-on training in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques to aid in the interpretation of that information. These are the skills employers seek in 'enquiring' employees. They are also important in progressing to a higher degree by research. MPhil or PhD students who undertake this unit of study will be required to undertake additional assessment tasks.