Marketing Research Methods (11180.2)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Business School
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify research problems, develop a research proposal for that problem and recommend appropriate research methodologies appropriate for domestic, international and indigenous business enterprises;
2. Gain the skills needed to conduct a simple marketing research activity independently;
3. Calculate population estimates and parameters and hypothesis testing using SPSS;
4. Design and implement questionnaires; and
5. Provide research results that highlight relevant implications for decision makers.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11176 Marketing Fundamentals
Equivalent units6372 Marketing Research Methods
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Essentials of Marketing Research, 5th Edition, Joseph F. Hair, David J. Ortinau, Dana E. Harrison
McGraw Hill Education.
Other recommended sources for developing a project (do not buy):
Pallant, L. (2002), SPSS Survival Manual, Allen & Unwin
Coakes, 2006, SPSS Without Anguish, John Wiley and Sons
Look online for various sources.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Due dates for assessment
All assignments are required to be submitted by the due date.
In this unit the following practice will be followed:
- 5% of the total marks allocated for that item of assessment will be deducted for each day the assessment is overdue.
- Late assessment submitted more than 7 days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking. In this case a student will not receive any marks for the relevant piece of assessment.
If for any reason you are unable to do an assignment by the due date you must submit, to the lecturer, a request for an extension in writing before the due date (unless impossible) setting out in detail the genuine and exceptional reason for requesting the extension. If there is a medical or counselling reason for the extension request it must be accompanied by a medical or counselling certificate which clearly states:
- that you were unfit to complete the assignment;
- the date of the medical or counselling consultation; and
- the period for which you were / are / will be unfit to complete the assignment.
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.
A high level of participation is expected from students.
Inclusion and engagement
In case of need, contact the unit convener.
To pass this unit, students need an overall grade of at least 50%.
Required IT skills
Basic computer skill is expected. In this unit, students will learn how to use certain SPSS functions.
Work placement, internships or practicums