BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS

MGT5BRM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will critically engage with qualitative, quantitative and mixed business research methods and provide students with an understanding of research design as the foundation for effective and informed research. It will provide you with the skills required to undertake research in business contexts, including developing research questions and proposals, undertaking literature reviews and ethical research practices and project managing a research project from initial conceptualization to writing up.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKirsty Forsdike

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesIn-class activities and assessment, in class activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Research methods for business and social science students

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorAdams, J., Khan, H., and Raeside, R.

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Edition/Volume2nd ed

PublisherSage Publications

ISBN978-8132113669

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Qualitative data analysis. An Introduction

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorGrbich, C.

Year2011

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Business Research Methods

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorZikmund, W.G

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PublisherTHOMSON, OHIO (LATEST EDITION)

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate existing research literature to identify research gaps and articulate appropriate research aims and questions
02. Compare and contrast various research methodologies
03. Assess ethical considerations of research
04. Justify a research idea through the development and presentation of a research proposal

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirsty Forsdike

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Individual essay (1,500 words) Literature review

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

Case-study analysis and report (1,500 words) Case study on research ethics

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

One individual research proposal (2500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One individual oral presentation (3 minutes) (equivalent to 500 words) Oral presentation of research proposal

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4