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BEX5020

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)

Synopsis

Students will prepare a research proposal in a discipline area approved by the course coordinator. Students will, with the assistance of a research mentor, select a research topic and prepare a proposal for their MPhil thesis consisting of a literature review, theory and hypothesis development, an outline of the research methods to be applied and the data requirements.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • acquire knowledge of the planning phases of a research project including topic selection
  • prepare a literature review relating to the topic that demonstrates a breadth of reading and an analysis of the academic papers in terms of both progressive development of theories and, where existing, conflict of views
  • develop research questions and/or hypotheses for the study, which flow from the literature review
  • identify and discuss the methodology to be employed for the testing of the research questions and/or hypotheses including the data requirements, types of data collection
  • apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with research methods.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Contact hours

39 contact hours

Prerequisites

Students must have achieved an average mark of 70 (D) in BEX5000 and BEX5010 before undertaking this unit.

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 4408 Master of Philosophy .