• Class Number 5870
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Nabila Nisha
  • LECTURER
    • Nabila Nisha
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
SELT Survey Results

Successful management of the marketing process requires effective information about consumers and the market. Marketing Research is a dynamic process linking consumers to marketers through information. The course is designed to develop your skills as a marketing decision maker. While some students may take on roles in marketing research many more will take on the role of marketing manager. The subject is structured so as to provide students with a solid introduction to the marketing research process, and conducting and understanding research to obtain information to aid marketing decision-making. The emphasis will be on translating marketing concepts into context-specific operational decisions and actions using research methods and analysis. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify marketing problem(s) to assist in decision making
  2. Choose the methodologies to acquire evidence in an ethical manner to address the marketing problem
  3. Retrieve primary and secondary data to solve the marketing problem
  4. Establish the methodological quality, reliability and validity of the data collected
  5. Integrate all types of relevant evidence towards finding solutions to the marketing problem
  6. Find solutions to the marketing problem based on the integrated relevant evidence
  7. Produce an evidence-based marketing report to maximise likelihood of effective implementation of solutions.

Research-Led Teaching

Research-led and practice based teaching:

The course offers students a rare opportunity to use their growing theoretical and methodological skills in research practice. This course will teach students the latest tools and methods used in social sciences and the discipline of marketing.

Lecture/Tutorials

This course will be divided into pre-recorded lectures made available on Echo360 on Mondays at 19.30, and tutorials or tutorial-like teaching activities.

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.


Research-based assessment:

As part of the course assessments, students will have two options for their research proposal: (i) academic, or (ii) practical (industry-related).

The proposal will have to relate a real marketing problem which means either an empirical problem that an industry, company or small enterprise faces or a problem that is seen as of significance to be investigated using the theoretical knowledge and research techniques taught in this course

Option 1 (academic) relates to research of an empirical or theoretical marketing problem that is of academic interest and is not addressing the problem of a particular client. The learning features of this type of proposal is research-driven with the student being required to apply research techniques and tools to address a broader marketing research problem.

Option 2 (industry-related) is distinctive action research, its action learning features of the course drive a ‘student-centred’ and ‘learning by doing’ approach.

The course facilitates student engagement with research via:

·       A comprehensive introduction to the purpose of research through a problem-based approach

·       A step-by-step research process with feedback throughout to ensure optimum understanding and performance

. A set of assessment tasks

Field Trips

There are no field trips.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional class costs.

Examination Material or equipment

Formal examinations for this course will be run during the examinations period after week 12. More information on the format and system to be used for the examinations will be communicated in due course to students.

Students will be expected to download the free copy of the quantitative analysis program SPSS and qualitative analysis program NVIVO available through the ANU ITservicedesk. More information will be provided by Week 1 about access to these two softwares.

Required Resources

Essentials of Marketing Research (Primary resource for this course)

Author: Hair Jr., Ortinau and Harrison

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

Edition: 5th

ISBN: 9781260260465

Availability: Campus bookstore and Library closed reserve

  • Paper Back ISBN: 9781260260465
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781260511765
  • Library: Free e-book will be made available through closed reserve in the library


Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices (Secondary resource for this course)

Author: Bhattacherjee, A.

Edition: 2nd

Available: https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=oa_textbooks

Price: Free

Consultation Times Arrangements: Students are strongly advised to book for an online appointment by email or by the booking system that will be provided on Wattle.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 General Information on course Lecture: Introduction to marketing research Read Chapter 1: Marketing Research for Managerial Decision Making No tutorial Class admin and information session
2 Lecture: Marketing problems in Academic Research Marketing problems in Industry Read Chapter 2: The Marketing Research Process and Proposals tutorials and in-class exercises: Problematizing exercises and writing your research question + feedback
3 Lecture: Theoretical framework and Research design (Academic) Which theory and research design (industry) Read Chapter 3: Secondary Data, Literature Reviews, and Hypotheses How to review the literature (relevant to your research question) Reviewing the theoretical concepts for your research tutorials and in-class exercises: Writing Hypotheses and reviewing a concept for the literature review + feedback
4 Lecture: Selecting research methods: The qualitative ones – Interviews, Focus groups and Observation, Netnography Read Chapter 4: Exploratory and Observational Research Designs and Data Collection Approaches tutorials and in-class exercises: shaping up your Introduction: From building the rationale to the Research Question + feedback
5 Lecture: Making sense of qualitative data - which method of analysis to use, when, why and how? Read Chapter 9: Qualitative Data Analysis tutorials and in-class exercises: Qualitative data analysis + feedback
6 Lecture: Forms of quantitative research Errors; surveys; experimentation Read Chapter 5: Descriptive and Causal Research Designs Read Chapter 8: Designing the Questionnaire tutorials and in-class exercises: Writing the items/questions for surveys and questionnaire (theoretically derived vs. hunches) + feedback Determining the variables and making them measurable Assessment Task 1: Online Test 1 - Due Fri 02.09.2022 @ 23.59
7 Lecture: Questionnaires and supplements Lecture: Sampling Read Chapter 6: Sampling: Theory and Methods Read Chapter 7: Measurement and Scaling tutorials and in-class exercises: Research techniques - Sampling + feedback
8 Lecture: Preparing your data Read Chapter 10: Preparing Data for Quantitative Analysis tutorials and in-class exercises: Data preparation and description + feedback Assessment Task 2: Literature Review - Due Fri 30.09.2022 @ 23.59
9 Lecture: Doing all the tests: the what, the why and the how (Part B)- Analysis Read Chapter 11: Basic Data Analysis for Quantitative Research tutorials and in-class exercises: Analyses + feedback
10 Lecture: Doing all the tests: the what, the why and the how (Part B) Read Chapter 11: Basic Data Analysis for Quantitative Research Read Chapter 12: Examining Relationships in Quantitative Research tutorials and in-class exercises: Analyses + feedback
11 Lecture: marketing research in practice (Guest lecture) Read Market intelligence and database research from Marketing Research 4e (reading to be provided) Read Chapter 13: Communicating Marketing Research Findings tutorials and in-class exercises: Analyses + feedback PPT slides of Research Proposal (for defence purpose) - Due Sun 23.10.2022 @ 23.59
12 Research Proposal Individual Defence (will be recorded on ZOOM) Assessment Task 3: Research Proposal Defence (Individual) (online synchronous) Assessment Task 4: Online Test 2 - Due Fri 28.10.2022 @ 23.59 Assessment Task 5: Research Proposal Report - Due Fri 28.10.2022 @ 23.59
13 Examination period Assessment Task 6: Final examination modality will be announced in due course on Wattle

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

This course has tutorials or tutorial-like teaching activities.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Online Test 1 (asynchronous) - MCQs and Short Essays (10%) - OPEN BOOK TIMED 10 % 02/09/2022 17/09/2022 1,2,3,4,5,6
Literature Review (15%) 15 % 30/09/2022 15/10/2022 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Research Proposal Online Defence (Synchronous - Oral) 10% - Recorded on ZOOM 10 % * 02/12/2022 1,3,5,6
Online Test 2 (asynchronous) - MCQs and Short Essays (10%) - OPEN BOOK TIMED 10 % 28/10/2022 05/11/2022 1,2,3,4,5,6
Marketing Research Proposal - Individual - (30%) 30 % 28/10/2022 02/12/2022 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Final Examination - Individual - (25%) 25 % * 02/12/2022 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Participation

Students enrolled in this course are expected to be present in all online tutorials during which they will be required to participate, engage with their tutors and peers in interactive discussions, exercises and submit in-class online exercises when necessary.

To pass this course outright, students should achieve at least 50% of the total marks (100%)

Examination(s)

This is a 2 hour (indicative) closed book Online examination. The examination will include 45 MCQs and 2 short answer questions (maximum 25 lines each)

The questions set for the examination covers all the chapters prescribed for this course to address all the learning outcomes for the

course. More information about the examinations system used for the Online examinations will be communicated to students through the Examination Office.

 

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 02/09/2022
Return of Assessment: 17/09/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Online Test 1 (asynchronous) - MCQs and Short Essays (10%) - OPEN BOOK TIMED

Assessment Description:

The online tests will build on student's preparation and understanding of content material through MCQs and short answer questions (25 lines maximum) that will include application, analysis and synthesis level questions. The short answer questions will relate to the synthesis of all in-class exercises and their feedback of preceding weeks.

Assessment type: Individual

Purpose: To assess a student's ability to recollect, apply, analyse and synthesise research concepts and processes.

Submission: online via Wattle

Attempts: Only 1 per test

Rubric for short answers: Available on Wattle at least two weeks prior to the due date

Late Submissions: No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded. Students who have extenuating circumstances must seek Special Consideration with supporting evidence.

Due Date: Fri 02.09.2022 @ 23.59 (Week 6) - exact date and time to be confirmed on Wattle at least two weeks before the due date

Time allowed: 60 minutes

Feedback by: Within 2 weeks of submission

Assessment criteria / Rubrics will be made available on Wattle at least two weeks before the due date.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 30/09/2022
Return of Assessment: 15/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Literature Review (15%)

As part of the work of a marketing researcher (academic or for industry), you will be called upon to find out what exists out there as extant knowledge regarding the constructs, concepts, idea you will investigate. The literature review or theoretical review of concepts will help you do just that. In this assessment task you will be required to produce an appropriate review of theories, concepts and constructs in line with the problem you are addressing. Students are expected to critically discuss these theories and concepts using the dialectic method. Students will be expected to show the ability to effectively integrate the related in-class exercises and feedback in this task. The assignment to be submitted on Wattle through TURNITIN.

Assessment type: Individual

Words: 500-800 maximum + references APA style

Due Date: Fri 30.09.2022 @ 23.59 (Week 8)

Submission: via Turnitin on Wattle

Feedback by: Within 2 weeks of submission

Assessment criteria / Rubrics will be made available on Wattle at least two weeks before the due date.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,5,6

Research Proposal Online Defence (Synchronous - Oral) 10% - Recorded on ZOOM

The research proposal online defence will provide students with the opportunity to orally defend their research proposal during the last week's tutorial. The defence assessment task will be recorded on ZOOM.

Questions will be prepared based on the PPT slides of the research proposal sent by Sun 23.10.2022 @ 23.59 (Week 11)

Each student will be asked a maximum of 2 questions on their marketing research proposal. The questions can be theoretical (related to the theories and concepts students used in their proposal), methodological or on application of the latter two. The goal is for the student to provide through their answers evidence they have achieved the learning outcomes set for the course.

Each student will have 5 minutes to explain, describe, discuss and defend their answers

?Assessment type: Individual

Time: Synchronous during the tutorial (Week 12)

Examiners: Course convener

Format: Oral (5 minutes total per student)

Due Date: In-class Week 12

Feedback by: After the release of results on 01.12.2022

Assessment criteria / Rubrics will be made available on Wattle at least two weeks before the due date.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 28/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 05/11/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Online Test 2 (asynchronous) - MCQs and Short Essays (10%) - OPEN BOOK TIMED

Assessment Description:

The online tests will build on student's preparation and understanding of content material through MCQs and short answer questions that will include application, analysis and synthesis level questions. These online tests will require students to complete a series of multiple-choice questions and/or short answer questions tasks on Wattle. The short answer questions will relate to the synthesis of all in-class exercises and their feedback of preceding weeks in view of the assessment task 5

Purpose: To assess a student's ability to recollect, apply, analyse and synthesise research concepts and processes.

Submission: online via Wattle

Attempts: Only 1 per test

Rubric for short answers: Available on Wattle at least two weeks prior to the due date

Late Submissions: No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded. Students who have extenuating circumstances must seek Special Consideration with supporting evidence.

Due Date: Fri 28.10.2022 @ 23:59 (Week 12) - exact date and time to be confirmed on Wattle at least two weeks before the due date

Time allowed: 60 minutes

Feedback by: Within 2 weeks of submission

Assessment criteria / Rubrics will be made available on Wattle at least two weeks before the due date.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 28/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Marketing Research Proposal - Individual - (30%)

Assessment Description:

A semester-long individual research proposal report is an essential part of this course. This report allows students to "plan" for the research project. It needs to convince the client or academics of the need for the project and the student's competence in conducting the research. Students will apply to some extent learned concepts to marketing related problem of your choice either for academic purpose or for industry, company or small enterprise. The marketing research industry is structured so that businesses commission research to be conducted by marketing research firms. Individual students will take the role of a marketing researcher who has been commissioned to conduct a research project on behalf of a business client. However, for this semester, given the pandemic environment in which we are working and studying, students will only be required to present a research proposal to either their academic supervisors or to a fictitious business client with a fictitious problem brief. Please note that students who know of or have access to a "real-life" marketing problem for which they would like to write marketing research proposal report are most welcome to do so.

Once the problem is ascertained, theoretical concepts identified and reviewed, students will then apply their learning of research processes, methods and analysis techniques to complete the following:

  • Translate the client's marketing problem into a research problem (with appropriate research questions)
  • Define the purpose and objectives of the research
  • Critically review and discuss the theoretical concepts that are relevant to the problem studied
  • Identify and apply appropriate methods (both qualitative and quantitative) of data collection
  • Identify and discuss the appropriate methods of analysis
  • Identify possible challenges during the research process
  • Propose recommendations on how to possibly overcome the challenges
  • Extrapolate or give an idea, where possible, of what they think they will find
  • Propose a time frame for the completing of the research

Assessment type: Individual

Words limit: 1000 - 1500 maximum + references APA style - Any part in excess of the word limit will neither be read nor assessed.

Due Date: Friday 28.10.2022 @ 23.59 (Week 12)

Submission: via Turnitin on Wattle

Feedback by: After the release of results on 01.12.2022

Assessment criteria / Rubrics will be made available on Wattle at least two weeks before the due date.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 25 %
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Final Examination - Individual - (25%)

This is a 2 hour (indicative) closed book examination. The examination will include 45 MCQs and 2 short answer questions (maximum 25 lines each)

The questions set for the examination covers all the chapters prescribed for this course to address all the learning outcomes for the course

To allow students to show broad and coherent knowledge in the context of marketing research and as indicative of their engagement on the pathway for further learning.

To that end, the examination provides an assessment platform to determine students have attained all the learning outcomes set for the course in terms of:

·       the volume and depth of knowledge

·        the cognitive, creative, technical and analytical skills to criticize, analyse and synthesize knowledge

·       Apply knowledge that show initiative, judgement, adaptability and responsibility.

Assessment type: Individual

The final examinations will be carried out on Wattle. The examination system to be used will be communicated in due course to students before end of Week 12.

Due Date: During the examination period after Week 12

Feedback by: After the release of results on 01.12.2022

Assessment criteria / Rubrics will be made available on Wattle at least two weeks before the due date.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

All Assessment items:  No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, Zero (0)mark will be awarded.

All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/notices-for-students/extension-application-procedure/

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Please see relevant assessment task details above.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Unless specified otherwise in the assignment requirements, resubmissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.

Please note that assignment boxes for the Marketing Research Proposal, the Literature Review and the Self-reflective topical essay will open at least 3 days before the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Nabila Nisha
u6544478@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


  • Consumer behaviour
  • Share economy
  • Value creation in the share economy
  • Grounded theory and qualitative methods

Nabila Nisha

Monday 15:00 16:30
Monday 15:00 16:30
By Appointment
Nabila Nisha
nabila.nisha@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Nabila Nisha

Monday 15:00 16:30
Monday 15:00 16:30
By Appointment

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