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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:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the range of 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 qualitative and/or quantitative research project and write an associated research proposal.
- 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
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special 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.
Assessment tasks in BUSNT617 are aimed at measuring and developing student’s achievement of both the learning outcomes and graduate attributes noted above. This subject includes formative assessments (involving providing students with ongoing feedback help them improve their learning) as well as summative assessments (involving evaluating students' learning by comparing it against the learning objectives using pre-defined assessment rubrics), both of which are directly related to three assessments tasks
- Topic identification and relevance (20%)
- Critical literature review (30%)
- Proposed research design (50%)