RESEARCH INQUIRY FOR MANAGERS

THS2RIM

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to the concepts of research and analysis and its applicability to management decisions. It looks at the research process and how it applies to academic based projects. A number of relevant areas are discussed including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodology, questionnaire design, random and non-random sampling, issues of validity and reliability data collection methods, preparation and analysis, and research ethics. Students are given information about research reporting, particularly academic journals, and an introduction to interpreting the results. While no prior knowledge is assumed, elementary statistical analysis is also addressed.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects THS1ITA, ECO1IBS, ECO1ISB, THS2TLA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBusiness Research MethodsPrescribedQuinlan, C.HAMPSHIRE, UK: SOUTH-WESTERN CENGAGE LEARNING (2011)

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Willard

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Group presentation25 minutes duration10
one 1,500-word journal30
one 2,000-word take home research proposal40
two tutorial quizzes (15 minutes in duration)20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Group presentation25 minutes duration10
one 1,500-word journal30
one 2,000-word take home research proposal40
two tutorial quizzes (15 minutes in duration)20

Other Site, 2014, Summer semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Willard

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 02 - 07
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Group presentation25 minutes duration10
one 1,500-word journal30
one 2,000-word take home research proposal40
two tutorial quizzes (15 minutes in duration)20