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Unit details

MMC402 - Research Design Strategies for Business

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Property and Real Estate (Honours) students only)

Unit chair:

P Turner

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour seminar

Content

This unit will work towards building students' capacity to apply the appropriate judgments in designing a large-scale research project, and a solid grasp of the criteria which distinguish excellent research designs. The unit takes an eclectic approach to developing a solid understanding of the various techniques and methods used by social science researchers and incorporates seminars, practical problem-solving, debate and .discussion. Topics include: the research process and project planning; the research approach; research questions, propositions and hypotheses; the role of the literature review; issues of conceptualisation and operationalisation; data collection methods and decision-making; qualitative design considerations; quantitative design considerations; research ethics, building analysis into the design; project management and costing; and research proposals.

Assessment

Assignment 1 4000 words 40%, Assignment 2 10000 words 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1283$1283$2672$2837

* 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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