units

MGX4400

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Dr Ross Donohue

Offered

Caulfield

  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)

Clayton

  • Full year 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Students work under the guidance of a supervisor to carry out research that addresses: a classic or contemporary disciplinary debate; a current policy issue; or a generic issue within management practice.

Outcomes

The learning goal associated with this unit is to design and execute an independent research project over the course of two semesters, under the guidance of a staff supervisor. Projects may be based in qualitative or quantitative methodologies, or may include a mixed methods approach. For example, a quantitative project based on surveys will typically require: elucidation of the research question, conduct of a critical review of the relevant literature in relation to the chosen topic area, deriving hypotheses, identifying a target population, gaining ethics approval, designing a questionnaire, gathering the data, analysing the data using appropriate techniques, drawing conclusions and producing a major analytical thesis of up to 20,000 words on the project.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 576 hours per semester

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 0181 to undertake this unit.

Prohibitions