DBA712 Research Methodology for Business (16)

This subject describes the dominant research methodologies applied to business professional practice doctoral research. The subject initially introduces students to a range of applied business research methodologies. The subject then focuses on two major approaches, qualitative and quantitative research methods. The description of methods focuses upon data collection, analysis, interpretation and evaluation issues.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DBA712. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Doctor of Business Administration

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to systematically investigate and critically evaluate a range of applied business research methodologies and approaches including: case study; action research; observational research; experimentation; qualitative and quantitative approaches;
  • be able to analyse and evaluate qualitative research data collection, analysis, interpretation and evaluation methods and techniques; and
  • be able to analyse and evaluate quantitative research data collection, analysis, interpretation and evaluation methods and techniques.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Research methods and approaches including: case study; action research; observational research; and experimentation
  • Qualitative research methods: data collection, analysis, interpretation and evaluation
  • Quantitative research methods: data collection, analysis, interpretation and evaluation

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of DBA712 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Research question and paradigmatic approach
20
2
Qualitative research portfolio
40
3
Quantitative data techniques
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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