Research Methods in Mgmt & Mktg

Subject MGMT90035 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A minimum of eight 3-hour seminar-based modules delivered over Semester 1 and Semester 2
Total Time Commitment:

Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance


Admission to the PhD with Coursework (Management and Marketing) Program.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Prof Peter Gahan:
Dr Anish Nagpal:

Subject Overview:

This module-based subject introduces doctoral students to specific key methods and techniques commonly used in management and marketing research. It consists of a rolling set of topics/modules across the year. Modules vary from year to year and are specifically applied to management and marketing research. Modules are on such topics as the: development and conducting of research interviews; multivariate analytic techniques; experimental design and methods; historical analysis; international research; and discourse analysis. Please consult the subject coordinator for the current years module offerings.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop research methods skills at the start of students' candidature
  • Develop effective research methods for the students' thesis research project
  • Provide structured guidance to produce a first draft of the methods section of the confirmation research proposal
  • 2500 word written assignment due end of Semester 1 (25%);
  • 20 minute in-class presentation due end of Semester 1 (20%);
  • Two written assignments totalling 2500 words due end of Semester 2 (25%);
  • 20 minute in-class presentation due end of Semester 2 (20%); and
  • Contribution to seminar discussions throughout the semester (10%).

Note: This subject is assessed on a Pass-Fail basis; it is a requirement of confirmation that students achieve a Pass in this subject.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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

  • Problem solving skills, which should be enhanced through the study of research design and research methods;
  • Writing skills appropriate for the preparation of academic articles and research reports in Management and Marketing, including the doctoral thesis;
  • Analytical skills, which should be developed through the evaluation of quantitative and qualitative empirical research literature.
Related Course(s): Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics

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