- Code MGMT4018
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Management
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Management
- Areas of interest International Business, Management, Marketing
How do we research and how can we tell the difference between good and bad research? This is not an abstract question for those who intend to do postgraduate research. This course covers how to develop a good research topic, how to design successful projects and the practical skills to conduct qualitative field work. Issues of design and discovery are relevant to many students, but practical focus relates to the qualitative research tradition. This course is focused on the needs of business students but is also relevant to other areas of social science. The central activity to all of this is to develop a reflective understanding of the rules and expectation for good research in each disciplinary area. Therefore the reflective process is the core element of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify the need for a qualitative study through theoretical and empirical critical analysis of the literature
- Translate the problem into a set of clearly defined research questions for a full qualitative study
- Determine the appropriate qualitative or mixed methodology to acquire evidence relevant to the research questions
- Acquire a body of evidence using appropriate research methods
- Critically analyse the gathered evidence using appropriate method of analysis
- Synthesise findings from the pilot study to inform relevant academic literature and professional practice
- Produce structured written and oral proposals of the proposed full study including the findings from the pilot study
- Literature Review (20) [LO 1]
- Proposal Development and Presentation (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Project Report (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work. While the class schedule may vary, there will be an average student workload of 130 hours over the semester.
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