• Offered by Research School of Accounting & Business Info Syst
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Commerce
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Gregory Shailer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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This course introduces students to the world of research in business-related disciplines. Students gain an understanding of how scientific research is undertaken and are introduced to different research approaches. By the end of the course, students should be able to critically evaluate research (their own and that of others) regardless of the research approach. The overall aim is enable students to develop the skills needed to design and undertake research that is ethical, significant, rigorous, and relevant.

accounting, including technical aspects of cost accounting and behavioural responses to management accounting information;

  • examine links between management accounting and decision making, planning and control;

  • understand the relationship between management accounting and performance management; consider the relationship between management accounting and strategy; and

  • learn to be open to new developments in management accounting knowledge and techniques and how to assess these through cost-benefit analysis. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Describe the research process.
  2. Explain the nature of theory, theory building and theory testing in research.
  3. Critically discuss different research paradigms.
  4. Engage in research that is mindful of the interests of participants and stakeholders and adheres to relevant codes of practice and standards of ethical conduct.
  5. Analyse a research problem area and formulate research questions for a research project that is both significant and feasible for an Honours, Masters or PhD program.
  6. Design a research plan to that uses appropriate methods to address research questions as posed, while taking account of issues of validity, reliability and measurement.
  7. Effectively present the results of a research project in a research article or thesis.
  8. Develop and present an original research proposal that addresses a research problem of their choice. 

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Participation and critiques 20%
  • Assignment  30%
  • Research Proposal  50%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 12 hours a week (including non-teaching weeks) to completing the work. This will include attending classes, course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3534
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3948
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3375 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7370 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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