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BU4065 - Research Design: Methods and Statistics Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: BU4064 BU4065
Administered by: School of Business

Except with the approval of the Head of School/Associate Dean, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

This subject develops research strategies and methodological skills and analyses relevant to business. Topics considered include case studies, survey methodology, questionnaire construction, field work techniques, simulation methods, behavioural mapping and index construction.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop awareness of research as a process;
  • develop knowledge of a variety of research methods;
  • develop student understanding of the philosophy of research;
  • enable students to structure an individually generated research proposal pertaining to The School of Business.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.
Prerequisites: BU4064

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Lecturer: Professor Philip Pearce.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (40%); thesis review (30%); advanced qualitative/quantitative statistical review (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Lecturer: Professor Philip Pearce.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (40%); thesis review (30%); advanced qualitative/quantitative statistical review (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.