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MKX4070

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 (On-campus split block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jan Brace-Govan

Synopsis

The aim of this unit is to introduce students with limited experience in qualitative research, to some of its methods for data gathering, data analysis and some means to ensure reliability and validity, with particular reference to marketing. Topics include field work, interviewing, and data analysis. It provides the opportunity to explore qualitative research and practice in the field of marketing with emphasis on scholarly practice.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe different qualitative methods, assess reported qualitative research results
  • develop a research problem that would be best addressed through qualitative approaches
  • gather and analyse qualitative data, present an argument based on qualitative methods that demonstrates validity and reliability
  • explain ethical issues relevant to qualitative methods.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 70%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Jan Brace-Govan

Contact hours

3 hours per week