Research Report (Specialisation ABIS)

Subject 306-626 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Periodic workshops throughout the year (Year Long) (Not offered in 2009)
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Entry into the Master of Commerce by Coursework
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: The report of not more than 10,000 words is to take the form of a research paper for publication or a research report. The Head of the Department of Accounting and Business Information Systems or their nominee must approve the topic. Periodic workshops will be held during both semesters and are to be attended by all students enrolled in the subject. The title of the Research Report accompanied by a proposed outline should normally be submitted for approval by 31 May in the year of enrolment in this subject. The report must be submitted by 31 December.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Synthesise current research literature with a view to identifying a research question that is relevant to the area chosen for the research project and that makes a significant contribution to the research literature;
  • Critically evaluate the extant research literature in the field chosen for the research project from both a theoretical and empirical point of view;
  • Independently research the project topic, using a wide range of source material;
  • Complete a research topic which is well written including in terms of its structure and argument.
Assessment: The Research Report is assessed by examiners and is awarded a mark out of 100.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: To be advised
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Problem solving
  • Collaborative learning and team work
  • Application of theory to the practice of scientific enquiry
  • Evaluation of data and other information related to practical research problems
  • Interpretation and analysis of information obtained in relation to practical research problems
  • Ability to access data from a range of sources
  • Articulation of responses in written form
  • Ability to listen to others with tolerance
  • Ability to engage in discussion where appropriate.

Notes: Not offered in 2009

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