BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS

MGT5BRM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a critical engagement with business research methods, and considers both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. It provides you with the skills required to undertake research in business contexts. Report, thesis writing, and presentation skills are also considered.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClare D'Souza

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BUS5AFS or BUS5IAF, ECO5POE or BUS5POE, BUS5MMS or BUS5SMM, FIN5SBF OR BUS5SBF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBusiness Research MethodsPrescribedZikmund, W.GTHOMSON, OHIO (LATEST EDITION)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate critical thinking skills that enhance the research process

Activities:
Development of a research plan that will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Demonstrate problem solving skills that enhance the research process

Activities:
Assessment tasks will help to build understanding of complexity of problem environments and a variety of problem solving approaches and methods

03. Describe and critically apply various research methodologies as they pertain to ethical scientific enquiry

Activities:
Develop appropriate topic analysis with detailed methodological content

04. Present topic analysis verbally

Activities:
improve presentation skills for delivering research plans and methods and learn how to defend plans and methods against critical reviews
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Write a research-based topic analysis

Activities:
write a research topic analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClare D'Souza

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15 minute individual oral presentation30 02, 04
One Individual written topic analysis of 1,000 words20 01, 02, 03, 05
One individual 3,000 word research method and data collection instrument report50 01, 02, 03