Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Empirical Research Methods for Business (BBS300)
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||In this unit you will be guided through the full research process: you will start with an evaluation of a question or problem of interest; you will then develop an appropriate research design to acquire relevant data; you will choose an appropriate method of analysis; and finally you will come to a reasoned conclusion about the original question or problem of interest. This unit will equip you with the basic skills to undertake independent research in your own degree.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the full research process
2. Understand and use appropriate statistical terminology
3. Be able to produce and analyse statistical reports
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
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||Case study - 30% early in the teaching period.
Problem-solving task (computer program) - 30% mid teaching period (Groups)
Examination - 40% - End
|Prerequisites||BBS200 Business Research: An Integrated Approach.|
|Previously||2014: 'Bachelor of Business Research Skills Unit'|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|