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MAA753 - Professional Research and Analysis

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Simon Fung
Trimester 2: Anthony Ng
Prerequisite:

Students must have completed 4 credit points

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops of 3 hours duration

Content

This unit introduces students to professional research and analysis principles as they apply to the accounting discipline. The unit will introduce relevant principles to students and require students to critically analyse various relevant, contemporary research reports within the accounting discipline.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes 

ULO1

Explain the principles, strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative research methods

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Determine method solutions for a given problem.

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Evaluate sample selection methods

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO4

Evaluate extant literature and suggest gaps.

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Use a range of information sources to interpret and assess corporate performance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO6

Interpret the output from quantitative research methods

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) - Research report 2000 words 20% Week 5
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Research proposal 3000 words 30% Week 9
Examination 2-hours 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAA753 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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