Marketing Research

Subject MKTG90011 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance
Prerequisites: Entry into the Master of Management suite of programs or the Master of Applied Commerce
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Jill Lei


Graduate School of Business and Economics Student Centre
Level 4, 198 Berkeley Street
Telephone: +61 3 8344 1670
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Subject Overview: Business managers request, assess, purchase and use marketing research to make a wide range of informed decisions about target markets, product offerings and the performance of marketing activities. To be able to do this competently, managers need to know what benefits marketing research can provide, what research methods are appropriate for the different types of problems, and how data should be collected, analysed, interpreted and presented so that it is meaningful to other users. These are skills students will acquire through their participation in a 'real-life' client-sponsored project.

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Identify management problems and translate these into feasible research questions;
  • Analyse the purpose, structure, content and use of the research brief/proposal;
  • Direct research that will achieve objective and unbiased results;
  • Develop practical experience in the process of proposal tender, questionnaire design, interpretation of data and preparation of a research report;
  • Use SPSS.
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%)
  • Assignment(s) not exceeding 4000 words (35%) The first assignment due in the middle of semester, and the second one due in the end of the semester
  • Class participation (15%)
Prescribed Texts: None
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:

  • Interpretative and analytical skills;
  • The ability to critically evaluate results;
  • The synthesis of data and other information sources;
  • The ability to work in a team through group assignments;
  • Oral and written communication skills, through workshop discussions, presentations and report.

Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Communication and Customer Strategy
Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management
Master of Applied Commerce (Marketing)
Master of Applied Commerce (Marketing)
Master of Management (Marketing)

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