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DBA712 Research Methodology for Business (16)

Abstract

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.

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Session 1
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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

The 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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.