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BEW4000

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa Summer semester B 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Melanie Bryant

Synopsis

This unit aims to develop students' understanding of qualitative research, with specific focus on qualitative research philosophy, qualitative research design and qualitative research methods. This unit explores topics such as: paradigmatic approaches to research; research design; negotiation of access to research sites/participants; researcher ethics; methods of qualitative data collection such as observation, interviews, focus groups and non-intrusive data collection; methods of data analysis; issues of qualitative research validity; and qualitative writing.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Melanie Bryant

Contact hours

3 hours per week