- Code BUSN8013
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Accounting
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Areas of interest Commerce
This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
This course introduces students to the planning, design and conduct 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 to enable students to develop the skills needed to design and undertake research that is ethical, meaningful, rigorous and relevant.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the research process;
- Explain the nature of theory, theory building and theory testing in research;
- Critically discuss different research approaches;
- Engage in meaningful research that adheres to accepted academic practices and ethical standards;
- Analyse a research topic and formulate research questions for a research project that is both sufficient and feasible for a research thesis based program;
- Design a research project to that uses appropriate methods to address specific research questions, while taking account of issues of validity, reliability and measurement;
- Effectively present the results of a research project in a research article or thesis; and
- Develop and present an original research proposal that addresses their chosen research problem.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s) and research proposal as appropriate to assess the learning outcomes of the course. (null) [LO null]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- 6 units
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