Students in this unit you will explore advanced issues connected with the research process in Accounting and Business Management. You will be equipped with a sound knowledge of a systematic and ethical approach to research. The unit will encourage critical understanding of qualitative and quantitative traditions and approaches in research and examine the research process from design to the reporting of findings. During the unit, you will develop your draft research proposals, consider your data collection methods and prepare to apply for ethics approval for your dissertation research.
|Unit name||Designing Research|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Megan Woods|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify and explain the key concepts, processes, and considerations in research design.
- Recognise and plan to mitigate ethical considerations in research design, and practice.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:BMA401, BFA410, BFA710, BAA704
3 hour workshop x 4; plus online content. Please refer to the timetable for dates, times and venue.
|Assessment||Research Design & Ethics Plan (40%)|Research Proposal (60%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
There is no prescribed text, but there is a list of essential readings that will be available on MyLO. Over and above the essential readings you are also expected to supplement available readings by seeking additional relevant resources to enhance your knowledge and the quality of your assignments.
Aaker, D, Kumar, V, Leone, R & Day, G 2016, Marketing research, 12th edn, John Wiley & sons, Hoboken, NJ.
Babbie, E 2017, The basics of social research, 7th edn, Wadsworth, Belmont.
Bryman, A & Bell, E 2015, Business research methods, 4th edn, Oxford University Press, New York.
Carsrud, A & Brannback, M 2014, Handbook of research methods and application in entrepreneurship and small business, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Creswell, JW 2018, Designing and conducting mixed methods research, Sage: Thousand Oaks.
Creswell JW & Poth, CN, 2018, Qualitative inquiry & research design: choosing among five approaches, 4th edn, Sage Publications Inc.: Thousand Oaks.
Denzin, N & Lincoln, Y 2018, The Sage handbook of qualitative research, Sage Publications, London.
Denzin, N & Lincoln, Y 2013, The landscape of qualitative research, 4th edn, Sage Publications, London.
Jennings, G 2010, Tourism research, Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.
Hall, CM 2011, Fieldwork in tourism: methods, issues and reflections, Routledge, New York
Malhorta, K 2015, Essentials of marketing research: a hands-on orientation, Pearson Education.
Neuman, WL 2011, Social research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches, 7th edn, Allyn and Bacon, Boston.
Rapoport, A (ed) 2008, Experiemental Business Research Vol 2, Economic and Managerial Perspectives, SpringerLink ebooks (Electronic Source).
Saunders, M, Lewis, P & Thornhill, A 2016, Research methods for business students, 7th edn, Pearson, Harlow, Essex.
Silverman, D, 2011, Qualitative research, issues of theory, method and practice, 3rd edn, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks.
Smith, M 2003, Research methods in accounting, Sage, London (Electronic Source)
Yin, R 2014, Case study research, 5th edn, Sage, Thousand Oaks.
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