Monash University Handbooks 2008

BEW4000 - Research methodology 1

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Professor Ron Davison


Berwick First semester 2008 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2008 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2008 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2008 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2008 (Day)


On completion of this subject students will be able to formulate a research proposal, develop hypotheses, identify appropriate research methodologies and prepare a research thesis. Topics include: the philosophy of qualitative/interpretive and quantitative research; qualitative/interpretive and quantitative research designs; quasi-experiments and experiments in the field; interview-based research designs; ethnography/participant observation and case study research design; documentation and observation research design; context/textual data analysis; ethical issues in research; research report writing.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%



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