Advanced Research Methods

Subject MGMT40006 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours of seminars (intensive) Classes:Thursday 28 February - all day; Friday 1 March - all day; Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 March - 3 hour seminars; Saturday 13 April - all day. The exam will take place no later than 8 May 2013
Total Time Commitment:

144 hours per semester, including self directed study/research.


Admission into MC-COMMG, MC-COMMK or BH-COM


MGMT40003 Advanced Management Theory, MGMT40004 Management Research Essay.

Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject will provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical 'know-how' that will help equip them to undertake an advanced management or marketing research project. Subject matter will include: the nature of the research process; an introduction to the epistemology of research; how to produce a literature review; how to design a research project; and, the principles of quantitative and qualitative research.


On completion of this subject, you should be able to:
• Explain the research process, including the philosophical underpinnings of research, the literature review, the research question and research design;
• Analyse and evaluate research undertaken within different methodological traditions


A 3-hour examination (60%) and assignment(s) totalling not more than 4000 words (40%).

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; problem solving; 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; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; team work; statistical reasoning.


This subject will be taught in intensive mode: two or three full days of seminars in the week before semester one begins, one three-hour seminar each week for the next five weeks of semester, and possibly another full day seminar in the fourth week of semester. Please contact the department early in the academic year to confirm the teaching dates and times.

Related Course(s): Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Marketing)
Master of Commerce (Marketing)

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