Business Research Methods (11172.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| Bruce, Canberra
St Leonards, NSW
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
On completion of this unit, students will have a thorough understanding of research methodology, develop research skills and be able to formulate and present effective research reports. Such knowledge and skill will be highly applicable in both academic and business contexts.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of quantitative and qualitative research methods to business, the difference between qualitative and quantitative data and identify examples of each type of data;
2. Describe what research and research ethics are and understand the steps involved in the business research process;
3. Conduct a critical literature review;
4. Explain basic descriptive and inferential statistics;
5. Conduct basic statistical data analysis in a spread sheet environment; and
6. Develop and write a research proposal
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Equivalent units9522 Business Research Methods
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Johra Fatima|
|2024||St Leonards, NSW||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Johra Fatima|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Johra Fatima|
Quilan, C., Babin, B., Carr, J.C., Griffin, M., & Zikmund, W. (2019). Business research methods (2nd Ed.). London, UK: Cengage Learning EMEA. ISBN: 978-1-4737-6035-6
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Request for assignment extension must be accompanied with relevant documentations and must be submitted to tutor/instructor rather than unit convenor by email BEFORE the due date on an official work day. No verbal extension will be provided.
Students must achieve at least an overall 50% to contribute towards a passing grade in the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are responsible in ensuring that they have read and understood the information provided in this unit outline. Active and enthusiastic participation is required during tutorials.
Required IT skills
Required IT skills for completion of the unit (Word processing, Excel, SPSS etc).
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2023, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (213135)
- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's (207677)
- Semester 2, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (209594)
- Semester 1, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206135)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's (202957)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (204378)
- Semester 2, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (209026)
- Semester 1, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (203958)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (197632)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (198940)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (197630)