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ETF5550

Faculty of Business and Economics

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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Xibin Zhang

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Under supervision, students are expected to undertake and report on an original research topic that addresses a contemporary and significant issue in the field of applied or theoretical econometrics. Students must find a suitable supervisor and have selected an appropriate area of research in order to undertake this unit.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate the knowledge and skill pertinent to the area of research undertaken
  2. survey critically the relevant literature
  3. understand and appreciate the relationship of the research undertaken to that of others
  4. contribute to the knowledge of the subject
  5. communicate and present the findings in writing in a manner that is logical and coherent.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average six/eight hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Students must have passed 24 points at Level 5 from the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.