• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • EmPr Neil Fargher
    • Prof Greg Shailer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
    Second Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

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.

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 approaches.
4. Engage in meaningful research that adheres to accepted academic practices and ethical standards.
5. Analyse a research topic and formulate research questions for a research project that is both sufficient and feasible for a research thesis based program.
6. Design a research project that uses appropriate methods to address specific research questions, 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 selected research topic.

 

Indicative Assessment

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.
 

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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with BUSN8013

You will need to contact the Research School of Accounting to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
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
2764 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 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
5767 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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