• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest International Business, Management, Marketing
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Joanna Crossman
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the need for a qualitative study through theoretical and empirical critical analysis of the literature
  2. Translate the problem into a set of clearly defined research questions for a full qualitative study
  3. Determine the appropriate qualitative or mixed methodology to acquire evidence relevant to the research questions
  4. Acquire a body of evidence using appropriate research methods
  5. Critically analyse the gathered evidence using appropriate method of analysis
  6. Synthesise findings from the pilot study to inform relevant academic literature and professional practice
  7. Produce structured written and oral proposals of the proposed full study including the findings from the pilot study

Indicative Assessment

  1. Literature Review (20) [LO 1]
  2. Proposal Development and Presentation (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
  3. Project Report (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Workload

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.


Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with MGMT8018

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

Prescribed Texts

Readings and texts will be posted on the Wattle site for this course.

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Minors

Specialisations

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3503 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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