MAA427 - Research Methods

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2019.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: (For Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) students only)
Unit chair:

George Tanewski

Prerequisite: Nil
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

MAR906, MAR725

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops of 3 hours duration



The unit aims to introduce Honours students to the nature of research and to a range of research methods used in the disciplines of accounting, economics and finance. The unit also aims to help students develop a proposal that will lead to the successful completion of their thesis in later trimesters. Having this knowledge, students should be able to further develop specialist research as required.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Written Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Proposal Sign-Off by both student and supervisor(s) (900 words) - 10%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Written Literature Review of Research Proposal (1000 words) - 15%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Oral presentation - 20 mins (supported with PowerPoint) - 15%

Assessment 4 (Individual) - Written Final Research Proposal (includes Literature Review,  Research Design, Proposed Methods) - 3500-4000 words - 35%

Assessment 5 (Individual) - Written discipline-specific assignment (1500 words)- 25%

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