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Unit details

MMD916 - Thesis Method: Qualitative Research

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

(X-Block)

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)*

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)*

Credit point(s):1
Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1, trimester 2

EFTSL value:

.125

EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:Nil
Unit chair:

R Rentschler

Unit chair:

P Couchman

Prerequisite:

Completion of all eight Stage 1 DBA coursework units or enrolment as an HDR candidate

Prerequisite:

Completion of all eight Stage 1 DBA coursework units or enrolment as an HDR candidate

Corequisite:

Nil.

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with:

Nil.

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Unit will be taught in block mode. This involves two-day seminars on two occasions per trimester - attendance for both seminars is compulsory.

Contact hours:

*22 hours across the Trimester in consultation with unit chair

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.

Content

This research unit provides candidates with grounding in qualitative research methods used in conducting a higher degree by research thesis in a business discipline. It provides candidates with the skills and knowledge so that they can write their methodology chapter for their thesis. The chapter will be well-grounded conceptually, conducted systematically and analysed soundly in a qualitative research framework. Students in the unit write three assignments, which enable them to produce a complete first draft of the methods chapter. The written material will be linked to the literature review underlying the study and to be able to address the research questions that flow from it.

Content

This research unit provides candidates with grounding in qualitative research methods used in conducting a higher degree by research thesis in a business discipline. It provides candidates with the skills and knowledge so that they can write their methodology chapter for their thesis. The chapter will be well-grounded conceptually, conducted systematically and analysed soundly in a qualitative research framework. Students in the unit write three assignments, which enable them to produce a complete first draft of the methods chapter. The written material will be linked to the literature review underlying the study and to be able to address the research questions that flow from it.

Assessment

Written Assignment 1 3000 words 30%, Written Assignment 2 2000 words 20%, Written Assignment 3 4000-5000 words 50%

Assessment

Written Assignment 1 3000 words 30%

Written Assignment 2 2000 words 20%

Written Assignment 3 4000-5000 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1283$1283$2962$3697

* 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.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1283$1283$2962$3697

* 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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