Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Full year 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Alan Lawton


Students work under the guidance of a supervisor to plan, carry out, and report on an original research project that addresses a significant issues in business; this research project is likely to have substantial practical outcomes or implications; as well, it is hoped that students and supervisors will publish the work in an appropriate journal.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. conduct a critical review of the literature relevant to the student's field of study
  2. formulate appropriate objectives, questions, problems or hypotheses to define the research project
  3. devise a rigorous research methodology showing regard to practical problems of conducting research, ethical considerations and principles of scholarly research
  4. conduct a carefully planned research project and manage any practical problems in its implementation
  5. critically analyse the findings of the research project in the context of the defining objectives, with due recognition of inherent limitations
  6. prepare in conjunction with their supervisor, a paper based on the research suitable for publication
  7. write a report on the project showing due regard for the relevant stylistic conventions.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week