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MMD916 - Thesis Method: Qualitative Research

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1, trimester 2

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Unit chair:

R Rentschler


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



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

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.


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.


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

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