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 and Finance
OfferedNot offered in 2014


This unit provides students with an advanced applied perspective to a broad range of research methodology and testing procedures used in accounting and finance research. Students who have completed this unit should, at an advanced level, be able to collect qualitative and quantitative data using a variety of research techniques; to apply advanced statistical techniques to the analysis of quantitative data; to design non-probability and probability samples; to deal with advanced issues in cross-sectional, panel and time series data and to conduct research ethically.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain advanced research methods used in accounting and finance research
  2. perform advanced statistical and econometrics tests and procedures for data analysis
  3. identify topical research issues, research designs and advanced methods used in accounting and finance research
  4. develop critical skills of summarizing, analysing, reporting and presenting quantitative and/or qualitative data and research results
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with advanced research methods.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Two 3-hour lectures per week for 6 weeks