MKT230 Market Research (8)

This subject is an introduction to the principles of market and business research methods. The aim of this subject is to develop the basic skills needed to complete research projects. The subject begins with an overview of the research design process. The subject then addresses fundamental qualitative and quantitative research issues including data measurement, collection and analysis. Finally, report writing is addressed in this subject.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MKT230. 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

Not for students who have completed TRM230

Prerequisites

MKT110

Incompatible Subjects

TRM230

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop the analytical skill to translate a management problem into feasible research questions;
  • be able to develop a working knowledge of the concepts and methods of marketing research;
  • be able to generate a high level of knowledge of the applications of marketing research in the organisation and its usefulness in strategy formulation;
  • be able to identify and be sensitive to the biases and limitations of marketing data;
  • be able to cultivate, develop evaluate and write research proposals and reports and to work as a member of a research team; and
  • be able to recognise the advantages and limitations of commonly used research techniques.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to business research and the research process
  • Defining the research problem
  • Designing qualitative and quantitative research projects
  • Accessing and synthesising secondary data
  • Collection of primary data
  • Qualitative data analysis (including content and thematic analysis)
  • Designing questionnaires
  • Sampling issues in business research
  • Basic data analysis
  • Ethical issues in business research
  • Writing research reports

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MKT230 in Session 1 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
Short essay
10
2
Qualitative research 1 - research proposal
20
3
Qualitative research 2 - research presentation
30
4
Quantitative research report
40

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

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