Accounting Perspectives and Research
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Research and critique theoretical perspectives adopted in accounting.
Communicate the application and critique of accounting theories to both accounting researchers and accounting practitioners.
Work collaboratively in teams.
Appraise social responsibility and sustainability as it relates to accounting theory.
- Introduction to Theory and Research
- 1.1) Ch 1 Deegan
- The Financial Reporting Environment and Regulation
- Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
- Developing a Research Idea
- Research Ethics and Methods
- International Accounting Measurement Issues
- Normative Theories of Research
- PAT & Systems Orientated Theories of Research
- Behavioural Research in Accounting
- Self-directed research
- New and Developing Issues in Accounting
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Accounting Perspectives and Research exposes you to research within the field of Accounting and to the underlying theories and other influences that have played an important role in shaping accounting practice. Further, the unit considers emerging issues currently being addressed by researchers. In this way, the unit will give you an understanding of the historical and contemporary issues that have influenced the development of accounting practice, accounting regulation and accounting thought. Over time, accounting theory has focused on three main approaches or viewpoints. These are the descriptive (positive), normative and critical viewpoints. Using these theoretical points of view, this unit will help you examine current issues such as social and environmental accountability, the ethical and global dimensions of accounting, Conceptual Framework projects and the political context within which accounting policy decisions are made. In this unit you will also be exposed to the research process, and learn skills relevant to engaging a research project. We present a theoretical framework for examining accounting issues and practices and a chance for you to develop high-level critical and analytical skills. This will help you present arguments and opinions on a broad range of accounting issues, with some authority. Knowing about historical and contemporary issues will also give you a foundation for understanding the rationale (main reasons) for current accounting policies and practices, and the directions in which accounting policies are likely to develop. Finally the intent is to introduce you to the world of accounting research to better prepare you for the changes that the profession will inevitably need to be a part of.
- Analysis (10%%)
- Research Papaer (25%%)
- Final Exam (50%%)
- Debate (15%%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
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