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Research Methodology and Research Design PG (6647.5)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Management

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    • Semester 1, 2018, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (177922) - View
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    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154065) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, UNIASIA (149688) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139335) - View
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    Syllabus

    This research unit will expose candidates to the main theoretical ideas that underpin research in business, management and other organisation contexts. It provides theoretical support for the candidate's approach to the professional project thesis or dissertation and assesses the feasibility of that approach. Specific topics include: Research Methodology; Epistemology and Ontology; The Research Process; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Approaches; Aligning Research Methodology and Research Methods, and Research Design; and Selecting and Evaluating Research Designs.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of different research methods and designs and their application to an area of knowledge or practice;

    2. Develop an appropriate research strategy for your research question;

    3. Analyse critically the problems, concepts and theories used to undertake research in your area of knowledge or practice;

    4. Present an initial research proposal to a non-specialist audience; and

    5. Prepare an initial research proposal for a specialist audience situating the proposal in the relevant body of knowledge or practice to which it belongs.

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    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    None.


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