Organisational Research Methods (WORK3922)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x 3 hour seminar per week

Assessment

pair seminar presentation (20%), applied research report (30%), and thesis proposal (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

40 credit points worth of units of study

Prohibitions

IREL3902, WORK3902

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