Market Research

Subject MKTG20004 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 3 hours per week plus a minimum of 6 hours per week in self directed study
Prerequisites: MKTG10001 Principles of Marketing
Corequisites: MKTG10001 Principles of Marketing
Recommended Background Knowledge: Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject develops students' knowledge of fundamental market research concepts. It addresses the purpose, procedures and applications of market research; helps view market research from a 'users' and 'doers' perspective; and aims to improve the managerial value of market research for strategic decision making. Specific topics include the formulation of the research problem; research design; data collection instruments; data collection procedures; statistical data analysis tools including multiple regression analysis; and the interpretation and use of research results.

  • Analyse the fundamental principles involved in market research;
  • Explain the critical importance of market research for superior business performance;
  • Apply market research principles by conducting an in-depth market research project for a real-world company.

A 2-hour end-of- semester examination (50%), two written assignments totalling not more than 3000 words (30%), one due in the middle of the semester and one due at the end of semester, and tutorial work (20%)

Prescribed Texts: You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; statistical reasoning; use of computer software.

  • Moderate level of development: application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

  • Some level of development: oral communication; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Management Studies

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