Marketing Research - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Assessment: Invigilated Exam - (40-60%) , Report1 - (20-30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

This unit aims to assist students to be able to understand the marketing research process with an emphasis on the practical implementation of survey research techniques in a real life situation. In addition, students should have developed the ability to identify research opportunities, as well as to understand how marketing research findings can be practically implemented in the business environment.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identify appropriate research methods given a specific research problem
  2. Plan an approach to solving a management problem
  3. Evaluate different research design elements and outline how they inform research practices
  4. Design appropriate research problems, objectives, questions or hypotheses in order to underpin the research design
  5. Analyse primary data to interpret results appropriate to the research design
  6. Outline the legal, social, and ethical issues faced by marketing researchers and determine their impact on research design
  • Invigilated Exam — (40-60%)
  • Report1 — (20-30%)
  • Report2 — Group (20-30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1The marketing research process
2Decision problem, research question and research objectives
3Different types of research design or approaches
4Qualitative and quantitative research techniques
5Descriptive research design using surveys
6Sampling: theory, methods and issues in marketing research
7Data preparation and analysis
8Preparing the marketing research report
9Ethics involved in marketing research

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Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Marketing Research: Asia Pacific Edition

    By:Zikmund et al

    ISBN: 9780170236027


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