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BUSS4001: Business Honours Research Methods

2024 unit information

This unit is an introduction to research methods used in business disciplines. The unit provides students with an understanding of the range of methods that may be used to answer research questions, their strengths and weakness and underlying philosophical assumptions. Key elements of the research process are addressed, including the purpose of the research; devising the research questions and hypotheses; selecting a research strategy; methods and procedures for data collection and analysis; and interpreting and reporting the results. Students learn important research terminology, how to write a research proposal and ethical considerations in conducting research. The first component of this unit is delivered to the whole Business School Honours cohort and covers obligations as a researcher. The second component of the unit splits into Disciplinary areas and covers issues related to research design.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Business School

Code BUSS4001
Academic unit Business School
Credit points 12
Prerequisites:
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Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply effectively an understanding of research approaches, theoretical perspectives and methodologies to the design, implementation and evaluation of a research project
  • LO2. develop a research proposal for a relevant area of research and questions within a disciplinary field of research and practice
  • LO3. use a range of communication strategies to critique and debate responses to complex and unfamiliar problems and appropriately respond to feedback from a range of different stakeholders
  • LO4. demonstrate ethical and social awareness in conducting research including potential impacts on business, society and research participants as well as honesty and integrity in performing and reporting on the research.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 1 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 1 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Block mode Remote

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