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MMC404 - Research Paradigms for Business

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2018

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

A Noblet

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

This research unit involves a minimum of 33 hours supervised contact per trimester.


This unit will provide students with a solid understanding of two major philosophical perspectives used in social theorising and methodological practice, and representative theoretical approaches used to interpret and explain human behaviour, actions, and organisations. Students will explore how these ideas are used to construct theory and organise methodological practice.

Representative topics include: positivism; phenomenology; functionalism; interactionism; and critical theories. In seminars, students work through problem formulation, theory construction, reviewing and mining a literature, and developing theoretical models.


Assessment 1: (Individual) Paradigm essay, 2000 words, 40%

Assessment 2: (Individual) Research assignment, 4000 words, 60%

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