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MAA427 - Research Methods

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: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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