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
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Jo-Ann Larkins


An in-depth introduction to quantitative research methods. This subject is one of two that together supply the research methodology skills and knowledge necessary for students to complete an independent research project at the honours level. It provides a comprehensive coverage of quantitative research methodologies. Topics include: survey studies/correlational field studies; forms of regression; analysis of variances; discriminant analysis; factor analysis; non-parametric statistics.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate comprehensive business-related research skills, including an extensive grounding in a range of quantitative research methodologies
  2. analyse large scale data sets
  3. produce targeted research output
  4. synthesise analysed data and literature into an effective report
  5. communicate results of research to a variety of targeted audiences
  6. critically evaluate research publications.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester


ETW2111, ETX2111, ETX2121, BEW4010