MMM907 - Quantitative Research Methods

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Michael Cohen



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

1 x 3 hours class per week


The unit focuses on advanced quantitative research methods used in studying economics, accounting, finance, business, management and marketing. A range of advanced multivariate techniques are covered including methods suitable for observational and experimental designs. The unit offers concepts and methodological tools that can be used with cross-sectional, panel, and time-series data, drawing particular attention to testing causal claims in the presence of endogeneity.


Topics include various multivariate techniques such as regression procedures, factor analysis, structural equation and multi-level modelling, time-series analysis techniques and instrumental variables estimators. Students work on replications and extensions of previous studies and develop skills on how to write up research results based on findings from statistical analyses. The main key objectives of the subject entail learning how to choose appropriate statistical methods to test hypotheses and how to articulate statistical results into written narratives.


Assessment 1 (Individual) In-trimester data analysis tasks, 50%

Assessment 2 (Individual) Research report (5000 words) 50%

Hurdle requirement: students must attempt ALL assessments

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