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Understanding Business Research: An Introductory Approach (BBS200)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit introduces the research process and covers a broad range of contemporary research designs in business-related disciplines. The aim of the unit is to provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the value of research in the business context in order to address management dilemmas.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Describe how research can be applied in solving management dilemmas;
2. Critically evaluate research based on a given set of criteria;
3. Identify, characterise and understand the rationale for using different research approaches in business research;
4. Describe the principles involved in selecting research methodology and research methods; and
5. Retrieve, synthesise, evaluate and report on information/data used in business research.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus and at MUISC Dubai
Workshops 4 hours per fortnight at Kaplan SGP
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Workshop Participation 10%
Online Tests 20%
Annotated Bibliography/Literature Review 30%
Final Examination 40%
Prerequisites BBS100 Academic Skills for Business or BJU100 Australian Legal System
Previously 2015: 'Business Research: An Integrated Approach'; 2014: 'Bachelor of Business Research Skills Unit'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2014]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2014]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2014]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
International Business (BBus) [New in 2014]
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus) [New in 2014]
Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Marketing (BBus) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
BBS200
Ms Anne Clear
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6021
e: A.Clear@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.035 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
BBS200

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Amy Huang
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6703
e: A.Huang@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
BBS200

DUBAI-ISC: TSD-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-Internal
Ms Anne Clear
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6021
e: A.Clear@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.035 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
BBS200

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Ian Boudville
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1265
e: I.Boudville@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.036 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
BBS200

KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-Internal
Ms Carole Brady
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.3.024 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
BBS200

DUBAI-ISC: TMD-Internal
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