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MGX4400 - Research thesis

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Dr Ross Donohue


Caulfield Full year 2009 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester to First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Full year 2009 (Day)


Students work under the guidance of a supervisor to carry out research that addresses: a classic or contemporary disciplinary debate; a current policy issue; or a generic issue within management practice.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
+ design and execute an independent research project over the course of two semesters, under the guidance of a staff supervisor. Projects may be based in qualitative or quantitative methodologies, or may include a mixed methods approach For example, a quantitative project based on surveys will typically require: elucidation of the research question, conduct of a critical review of the relevant literature in relation to the chosen topic area, deriving hypotheses, identifying a target population, gaining ethics approval, designing a questionnaire, gathering the data, analysing the data using appropriate techniques, drawing conclusions and producing a major analytical thesis of up to 20,000 words on the project.


Within semester assessment: 100%


Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0508 to undertake this unit



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