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AFX4000 - Research methods

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Professor Imad Moosa


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Introduction to a broad range of research methodology and testing procedures used in accounting and finance. The primary focus is on the undertaking of research. The unit comprises an analysis of the science of research, an examination of the key elements of research in accounting and finance, data issues, ethical issues, hypothesis development, causal models, the use of parametric and non-parametric statistical tests, survey-based research and general research methodology.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Written (1 assignment): 30 %
Presentation (1 critique of Research Paper) 10%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Two 1.5 hour sessions per week