MAA427 - Research Methods

Unit details

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Year2014 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:

G Tanewski

Incompatible with:

MAR906, MAR725

Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week


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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 assignment 500-1000 words 10%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Written assignment 1500 words 10%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Oral presentation 15%

Assessment 4 (Individual) - Assignment 3000 words 30%

Assessment 5 (Individual) - Written assignment 3500-4000 words 35%

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