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This unit supports students completing MBA Research or Workplace Projects to develop and implement a research program. Seminars and practical activities develop an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of research, the purpose of research methodology and the evaluation of research paradigms. Topics include the specification of hypotheses and other research objectives, different purposes of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, discussion of various sampling frames, the design of interviews and case studies, the design and administration of surveys, ways of organising and interpreting research data, how to conduct ethical research and preparing and writing a research proposal.

Summary 2021

Unit name Research Methods and Analysis
Unit code BAA704
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Dr Megan Woods

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

ILO1Appraise the key concepts and processes in developing a research design.
ILO2Evaluate the ethical considerations in research design and practice and argue how to mitigate these.



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Teaching Pattern
  • Two 2 x2 hour face-to-face workshops delivered in week 1 of unit with option for students to participate via Zoom; and
  • Weekly online optional tutorial/ drop in consultations sessions delivered via Zoom

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Flexible Study Options

This unit may be taken by both on-campus and off-campus students in 2021.



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