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MMM907 - Quantitative Research Methods

Year:2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Trimester 1 Unit Chair:

Josh Newton

Trimester 2 Unit Chair:

Josh Newton



Incompatible with: Nil
Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hours class per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online):

Learning resources are via Cloud Deakin


The unit focuses on advanced quantitative research methods used in studying economics, accounting, finance, business, management and marketing. A range of advanced multivariate techniques are covered including methods suitable for observational and experimental designs. The unit offers concepts and methodological tools that can be used with cross-sectional, panel, and time-series data, drawing particular attention to testing causal claims in the presence of endogeneity.

Topics include various multivariate techniques such as regression procedures, factor analysis, structural equation and multi-level modelling, time-series analysis techniques and instrumental variables estimators. Students work on replications and extensions of previous studies and develop skills on how to write up research results based on findings from statistical analyses. The main key objectives of the subject entail learning how to choose appropriate statistical methods to test hypotheses and how to articulate statistical results into written narratives.


Assessment 1 (Individual) In-trimester data analysis tasks, 50%

Assessment 2 (Individual) Research report (5000 words) 50%

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: students must attempt ALL assessments

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