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MPD912 - Quantitative Thesis Research

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1, trimester 2 

EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(For M901 Doctor of Business Administration, M800 Master of Commerce and M901 Doctor of Philosophy students only)

Unit chair:

R Carr

Prerequisite:

MPD911, completion of all eight stage 1 DBA coursework units or enrolment as a HDR candidate

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Unit is taught face to face intensively in blocks during the trimester; for example, classes are not held on a weekly basis. Attendance is required at the following times:

 

Dates to be confirmed.

 

Note: As this unit is offered in Intensive mode, it may impact on some international students’ enrolment.  It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their enrolment. 

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 unit provides an overview of research methods used in quantitative business research projects, such as ones that involve hypothesis testing.  It aims to develop each student's ability to produce conceptually well-grounded, systematically-conducted and well-analysed quantitative research.  At the end of this unit, students should be able to design a research method that is appropriate for answering a quantitative research question that includes design of an appropriate way for identifying and selecting participants, development of an appropriate instrument for collecting the data, consideration of any ethical issues and a plan for analysing the data.  An important output from the unit is a draft of the methods chapter of the thesis.

 

While we cover the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics, students will develop a practical plan for obtaining specialist methods training (in techniques such as ANOVA/MANOVA, factor analysis, regression, or structural equation modelling) that might be needed for their thesis research.

 

The unit is normally taken after completion of MPD911 and MPD910.  Candidates may undertake both MPD912 and MPD916.

Assessment

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1260$1260$2875$3589

* 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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