units

ACX4000

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

Introduction to a broad range of research methodology and testing procedures used in accounting. The primary focus is on the undertaking of research. The unit comprises an analysis of the science of research, an examination of the key elements of research in accounting, data issues, ethical issues, hypothesis development, causal models, the use of parametric and non-parametric statistical tests, survey-based research and general research methodology.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the major steps in the development of a research project in accounting
  2. illustrate the key strengths and weaknesses in accounting research designs and methods
  3. apply qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques and interpret the output
  4. critically evaluate empirical research in accounting
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with research methods and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by ACX4000.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 or 4416 to undertake this unit.

Prohibitions

AFX4000