Courses & Units

Research Methods BFA710



Please note this unit is taught in the week commencing 17 Feb 2020 (Semester 1 Orientation Week).


Research methods seminars introduce students to a range of research methods in the scholarly study of issues in accounting, finance and related disciplines. The seminars are designed to develop research skills so that students are well-equipped to critique confidently and competently academic and professional research in general, and accounting and finance studies in particular. Even more importantly, they provide students with the skills to conduct their own research in a rigorous manner. The material covered includes approaches to theory building, guidelines for developing a research proposal, importance of (and threats to) internal and external validity, research designs for specific projects, research methods appropriate for alternative research design, data collection and data analysis.


Unit name Research Methods
Unit code BFA710
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance

Dr Alison Dunn

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 3/2/2020 24/2/2020 31/5/2020 9/4/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080101

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