2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students must have completed 4 credit points
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops of 3 hours duration
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 UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Explain the principles, strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative research methods
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Determine method solutions for a given problem.
GLO5: Problem solving
Evaluate sample selection methods
Evaluate extant literature and suggest gaps.
GLO4: Critical thinking
Use a range of information sources to interpret and assess corporate performance
Interpret the output from quantitative research methods
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.
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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