units

ETF5555

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Professor Param Silvapulle

Synopsis

Students are required to undertake and report on an original research topic that addresses a contemporary and significant issue in the field of applied or theoretical econometrics and to present that research at seminar presentations and in a thesis of between 20,000 and 25,000 words in length. Students must find a suitable supervisor, have selected an appropriate area of research and have obtained the approval of their course director before undertaking this unit. The minor thesis is expected to be of sufficient standard and practical relevance so as to be suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate the knowledge and skill pertinent to the area of research undertaken
  2. survey critically the relevant literature
  3. understand and appreciate the relationship of the research undertaken to that of others
  4. contribute to the knowledge of the subject
  5. communicate and present the findings in writing in a manner that is logical and coherent.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 576 hours per semester

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Chief examiner(s)