RESEARCH PAPER

BUS4RP4

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Students undertake this subject as part of their Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) or a Masters by coursework program within the La Trobe Business School, where the research component of the program consists of 60 credit points. Students are required to undertake a semester long research project on a topic relevant to the student's core or major discipline, under the direct supervision of an academic staff member.  The assessment for this subject comprises a research paper, of between 15,000 - 18,000 words in length as agreed with the supervising academic.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorBuly Cardak

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge and research skills relevant to the student's chosen field of study.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.

02. Justify, design, schedule, cost and manage a research project relevant to the student's chosen field of study, through to completion, with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, while observing ethical and academic conventions.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.

03. Write a review of literature relevant to the student's chosen project which defines a conceptual framework within which to critically analyse and synthesis the arguments, in the context of the evidence, the methodology, and the arguments of others.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.

04. Assess the appropriateness, types and uses of qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analytical techniques as a means of investigating and answering the research questions defined for the project.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.

05. Present a coherent and sustained argument based on a creative discussion of the results and implications of the research, in the form of a thesis.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Supervised Research
One 1.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15000 - 18000 word thesis100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05