units

BEW4010

Faculty of Business and Economics

print version

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Balachander Krishnan Guru

Offered

Malaysia

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

South Africa

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. gain comprehensive business-related research skills, including an extensive grounding in a range of quantitative research methodologies
  2. gain the necessary quantitative skills to undertake independent research
  3. develop effective report writing and communication skills
  4. have the ability to comment critically on research publications.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 3169, 3845 or 4414 to undertake this unit.

Prohibitions

ETW2111, ETX2111, ETX2121