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MAA427 - Research Methods

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) students only)
Unit chair:

G Tanewski

Incompatible with:

MAR906, MAR725

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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) (500 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%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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