The overarching goal of this course is to expose honours, MPhil and PhD students to a variety of empirical methods and data analytic tools to enable them to undertake high quality management research. This includes developing and validating survey measures, understanding and applying basic experimental methodologies, analyzing, interpreting, and writing-up quantitative data. It will also provide students a solid grounding in the use statistical software packages such as SPSS and AMOS as well as key issues and principles involving the linkage between theory and measurement. In sum, the course covers the designs and analyses that are commonly used in marketing, organizational behavior, human resource management and industrial/organizational psychology disciplines. It will emphasise appropriate data collection procedures, data analysis tools and communicating findings effectively, with the course taking the perspective of a management or behavioural researcher.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of empirical research methods and how they relate to the organisational sciences;
- Explain the linkage between theory and measurement;
- Develop and validate survey measures;
- Design and implement experiments;
- Evaluate different types of research questions and choose the most appropriate data analytic tool for a research question; and
- Interpret quantitative outputs and produce a research report.
Indicative Assessment1. Student presentation (20%) (LO 1,2)
2. Class participation and class discussion of research papers (20%) (LO 1,2,5)
3. In-class exercises on data analysis and interpretation (20%, LO 5,6)
4. Empirical research paper (40%) (LO 3,4,5,6)
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WorkloadThe average student workload for this course is 10 hours per week. For on-campus students this includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|20 Feb 2017
|27 Feb 2017
|31 Mar 2017
|26 May 2017