• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Marketing
  • Areas of interest Marketing
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrick L'Espoir Decosta
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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The Marketing Research course introduces students to the realm of marketing intelligence and the significance of data to marketers and to companies as an important foundation for planning marketing activities towards the creation of value for the firm. The course provides a comprehensive approach to contemporary marketing research principles and practices towards gathering, acquiring, appraising and applying evidence for decision making. The course covers recent online marketing research trends and developments in the area of relationship and experiential marketing, and their impacts on the quality of evidence and on marketing research applications. Its principal aim is to provide students with research and managerial knowledge, tools and skills for identifying, tackling, judging and using evidence to solve marketing problems in business. 

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of this course, students will be able 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.

Indicative Assessment

  • Quiz 1 individual (10%) 
  • Self-reflection assessment (10%)
  • Quiz 2 individual (10%)
  • Research Proposal Group (10%) S: Marketing Research Report (20 + 10% oral defence)
  • Final Exam  (30%)

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The average student workload for this course is 10 hours per week. For on-campus students this includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time. For on-line students this includes time spent reading, researching, studying and participating in on-line activities.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed MKTG2004 or MKTG2031.

Prescribed Texts

Marketing Research, 2014 (4e) by Hair, Lukas, Miller, Bush & Ortinau; McGraw-Hill Education


We also encourage students to register with the book’s companion online learning centre (OLC) at www.mhhe.com/au/hair4e for an engaging learning experience.


The book is available at the Co-op bookshop.

The eBook can also be purchased at the following:


Assumed Knowledge

STAT1008 and/or Business Research Methods



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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $2940
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7273 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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