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Established in 1991 after amalgamating four eastern Australian Catholic tertiary institutes, Australian Catholic University now has seven campuses, from Brisbane to Melbourne and welcomes students of all beliefs. Specialising in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, theology and philosophy, ACU encourages its students to think critically and ethically and bring change to their communities and offer this online through Open Universities Australia.
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Examine information, concepts and techniques associated with quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods;
Critically review appropriate research methods for specific research problems;
Apply standardised procedures to ensure research is conducted ethically and demonstrates respect for human dignity;
Design a feasible qualitative and/or quantitative research project to respond to specific research questions
Communicate a professional research proposal in a written document
- Topic choice and relevance
- Searching and reviewing the literature
- Formulating research questions
- Methodological, practical and ethical considerations in research design choice
- Quantitative and qualitative methods and instruments
- Negotiating access, sampling and data collection
- Assessing the validity implications of the chosen research design
- Writing a research proposal
- Ethical considerations in research design, including respect for human diversity
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- ACU-MGMT617-Research Methods (No longer available)
No additional requirements
Being able to undertake and interpret research is an increasingly important skill in many roles within business. subject will help you develop these skills by teaching you about a range of (quantitative and qualitative) research designs that are applicable for business, the methodological, practical and ethical considerations involved in executing those research designs, and how research design choices powerfully shape the nature and validity of research findings. In doing so, this subject aims to help you make more informed research design choices and to more critically assess research findings.
To pass this unit, students must obtain an overall score of 50% or more, and a passing mark in Assessment task 3.
- Introduction to Research Topic (20%)
- Critical literature review (30%)
- Research Design Proposal (50%)