units

BEW4000

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa Summer semester B 2012 (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%

Contact hours

3 hours per week