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MMC404 - Research Paradigms for Business

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
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: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week


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.


Written assignment 1 (Research essay) 2000 words 25%,

Written assignment 2 (Research essay) 2000 words 25%,

Written assignment 3 (Literature review) 4000 words 50%

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