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Trimester 1, trimester 2
Completion of all eight Stage 1 DBA coursework units or enrolment as an HDR candidate
Unit will be taught in block mode. This involves two day-long workshops per trimester - attendance on campus for both workshops is compulsory. The rest of the unit will be taught off campus.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
The unit prepares students to conduct independent research for business higher degrees. The skills learned in the unit will also prepare students for professional practice and applied business research. The unit is studied in conjunction with (or after) MPD911, in which students refine their doctoral research topic. MPD910 deals with the practical aspects of evaluating and organizing existing knowledge in a selected business field, and communicating insights gained from this assessment in a clear “literature review”. This is a capability crucial for successful research projects at doctoral level. The unit assists students completing a doctoral thesis to undertake a critical review of existing literature, and to summarise this in a clear and persuasive way. It also assists students to situate their proposed research, and chosen research methods, within the body of existing research within their discipline. This will allow them to make knowledgeable choices about methods for undertaking that research and to develop clear and relevant propositions/hypotheses. After completing this unit students will be able to select appropriate literature and to critically review and report on this in a coherent, effective manner.
Written Assignment 1 1500-2000 words 40%, Written Assignment 2 600 words 10%, Written Assignment 3 3000-4000 words 50%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* 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.