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MGX4000

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Brian Cooper

Synopsis

Basic introduction to research design in management; types of research designs; qualitative and quantitative data collection and measurement techniques; coding data; reliability and validity; qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis; interpreting and discussing results; structuring and writing the research report; integrating individual research into overall management literature.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • critically analyse and interpret basic research designs in the management discipline
  • construct research questions grounded in a theoretical and conceptual framework
  • assess the appropriateness, types, and use of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques as a means of investigating and answering research questions in the management discipline
  • identify, search for, and locate secondary data and knowledge relevant to management research, as well as understanding the process of generating or collecting primary data
  • develop academic writing skills appropriate to the discipline for reporting on business management research projects.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Final examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Brian Cooper

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

BEW4000, MGX5000