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MPD912 - Quantitative Thesis Research

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Credit point(s):1
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:

TBA

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; classes are not held on a weekly basis. Attendance is required at the following times:

  • Dates are to be confirmed.

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

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1305$1305$3051$3864

* 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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