Courses & Units

Dissertation A BAA406


Introduces students to the principles and practices used to effectively communicate research findings. Learning and assessment activities develop an understanding of the principles of good research communication, and the capabilities required to effectively communicate about research to an interdisciplinary academic audience.


Unit name Dissertation A
Unit code BAA406
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Megan Woods
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theoretical framework, key concepts and research underpinning a specific disciplinary area
  • Present a convincing explanation of the research opportunity being addressed by the study and how addressing it will make a valuable contribution to knowledge
  • Present a critical analysis of key concepts, arguments and research findings within the literature relevant to a specific research topic
  • Apply advanced research skills that demonstrate the ability to independently conceive, design and execute a valid and ethical research project to address an authentic problem
  • Discuss research findings and their implications
  • Communicate complex research findings to a range of audience types in written and oral forms

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080301 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BMA415, BFA442


Teaching Pattern

Self-paced learning and meetings with dissertation supervisor 

AssessmentWritten Dissertation (100%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


The Honours coursework unit reading lists will also prove helpful as you prepare your Dissertation as will the resources you uncover in your research.

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.

Hall, CM 2011, Fieldwork in tourism: methods, issues and reflections, Routledge, New York.

Swetnam, D & Swetnam R, 2018, Writing Your dissertation, 3rd Edn, Little Brown Book Group, London.

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